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Cannabis Hemp History

Hemp History 1970 - 2000

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1970

Controlled Substance Act (CSA) lumps industrial hemp as marijuana, despite the fact that a specific exemption for hemp was included in the CSA under the definition of marijuana.“Marijuana Transfer Tax”(1938) declared unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court -


1972

the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse: “Marihuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding” Commissioned by President Richard M. Nixon, March, 1972   “Shafer Report” Former Republican Governor of Pennsylvania Raymond P. Shafer – End of report ,“ We have carefully analyzed the interrelationship between marihuana the drug, marihuana use as a behavior, and marihuana as a social problem. Recognizing the extensive degree of misinformation about marihuana as a drug, we have tried to demythologize it. Viewing the use of marihuana in its wider social context, we have tried to desymbolize it. Considering the range of social concerns in contemporary America, marihuana does not, in our considered judgment, rank very high. We would de-emphasize marihuana as a problem.”

1974

Dr. Heath conducts his infamous government-funded Rhesus monkey study at Tulane University, touted for years as "evidence" that marijuana causes brain damage. Dr. Heath would put an airtight gas mask on the monkey, strap it into a chair and force-toke the equivalent of 63 Colombian-strength joints over the course of five minutes.  The monkeys suffered brain damage, from suffocation and Carbon monoxide poisoning.

1976

The Ford Administration bans independent research and research by federal health programs on the use of natural cannabis derivatives for medicine. Private pharmaceutical corporations are allowed to do limited "no high" research using only THC Delta-9, ignoring other potentially beneficial active natural ingredients. Gov’t starts growing medicinal cannabis in Oxford Mississippi for Robert Randall.

1989

Presidential Executive Order: Chapter 15A Commerce and Foreign Trade ..” as the Secretary of Agriculture shall determine. For the purposes of this order, the term "agricultural commodities" shall also include all starches, sugars, fats and oils of animal, vegetable, or marine origin (including oil seeds and other oil bearing materials, fatty acids, soap and soap powder), cotton, tobacco, wool, hemp, flax fiber, and alcohol, and also such other commodities and products as the President may designate.

1991

Heating and compressing plant fibers can create practical, inexpensive, fire-resistant construction materials with excellent thermal and sound-insulating qualities. These strong plant fiber construction materials could replace dry wall and wood paneling. William B. Conde of Conde's Redwood Lumber, Inc. near Eugene, Oregon, in conjunction with Washington State University (1991-1993), has demonstrated the superior strength, flexibility, and economy of hemp composite building materials compared to wood fiber, even as beams.

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1994

President Clinton’s Executive Order 12919, NATIONAL DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS. "Food resources" means all commodities and products, simple, mixed, or compound, or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespective of other uses to which such commodities or products may be put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption. "Food resources" also means all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, cotton, tobacco, wool, mohair, hemp, flax fiber, and naval stores, but does not mean any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product.

1996

Vermont legislator Fred Maslack is fuming that the nation's marijuana eradication program is little more than a pretext to destroy the nation's feral hemp genetic pool, left over from the World War II Hemp for Victory program  “It is no wonder the DEA is fighting hemp tooth and nail, because that is what their whole campaign is against; in the form of ditchweed. As far as the War on Drugs is concerned they would be better off pulling up goldenrod. This aspect shows what the DEA's real interest is. For as long as I've been following this data, ditch weed has been the issue, and it is a great fraud being perpetrated on the American people, because there is no drug potential in this stuff, DEA testimony notwithstanding. “They're misrepresenting what they're doing," he said. "It amounts to consumer fraud; it may all be labeled marijuana, but it certainly won't get you high. Personally I feel that my intelligence is being grievously insulted."

08/18/98 Costly -  Peqea Silver Mine Hemp Project 98: Good Article -

New Views To Hemp A Nod To It's History

1999

14 States Introduced Legislation In Favor Of Growing Hemp

04/07/99 Lancaster County Farmers Show Interest In Growing Hemp - Hemp Project - Lancaster News Farmers Show Interest In Hemp (Lancaster,PA)
04/11/99 Lancaster County Hemp Dreams - Mt Joy, PA Lancaster News Article
05/99 Sesame Sourdough Hempzel's awarded 2nd place for Best Pretzel in a blind taste test of 30 pretzel submissions - beat out by a chocolate covered pretzel rod from Ohio  - Food Distribution Magazine - Boca Raton Florida
1999

December 13, From The Business Wire.DEA PERMITS HAWAII TO PLANT INDUSTRIAL HEMP After three years, the dedication and tenacity of Hawaii State Representative Cynthia Thielen paid off last May when the legislation to conduct the research needed to initiate the recovery of the industrial hemp crop in the United States passed in Hawaii. Governor Cayetano signed the industrial hemp bill into law ….

july 2000

Assets of No Problem, Inc. owner of Hempzel Pretzels are purchased by SP House. First Soft Hemp Pretzels Are Started

2000

Lakota Indian Reservation: Alex Whiteplume,  plant hemp on their reservation with all local authorization – DEA comes in & cuts it all down. 2000-2002

2000

PA Farm Bureau Members Vote In Favor To “Grow, Process, Sell, Manufacturer Industrial Hemp” By Voice Vote

Hemp For Victory 1940

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USDA 1940's production war time film encouraging farmers to grow industrial hemp. The Government originally denied this film ever exsisted - thanks to Jack Herer's work & perserverance it is avialabe today. Enjoy - about 13 minutes long

 

 

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Hemp History Snipets 8000 BC-1825

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DATE HEMP TIME LINE 8000BC -1825
8000BC

The earliest known woven fabric was made from wild hemp was carbon dated to this era. (Information  obtained from Jack Herer's book The Emperor Wears No Clothes. 1995, pg. 2. Where he quotes The Columbia History of the World, 1981, pg. 54) - Editor Note: R.I.P. Jack Herer - 4/15/2010 - I met Jack  in Washington DC, at an event - he loved Hempzels...a great patriot, greatly missed.

1000 B.C. 1883 A.D.

Cannabis hemp was the world largest grown cash crop. It was used to make fabric, lighting oil, paper, incense, medicines, and food.

400 BC

Pipes wrapped in hemp cloth containing cannabis residue were discovered in the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley buried with Hopewell Mound Builders.

1619

In James town Colony, Virginia farmers were ordered by law to grow Indian Hemp.

1631  1800's

In most colonies of America cannabis hemp was legal tender (money) through out this time period. You could even pay your taxes with hemp for over 200 years.

1631

In Massachusetts farmers were ordered by law to grow Indian Hemp.

1632

In Connecticut farmers were ordered by law to grow Indian Hemp.

1681

William Penn founds Pennsylvania – encourages German farmer’s to come to America to grow hemp or in  German “Hanf”.

1683

Pennsylvania General Assembly passes “An Act for the Encouragement of Raising Hemp in Pa”

1685

William Penn issues the first agricultural report, observes hemp thriving in the colony.

1685

Thomas Budd urges every Pennsylvania farmer to grow 1 acre of flax & 2 acres of hemp

1720

John Gardner erects the first known hemp mill in Lancaster County at the mouth of the Chickies Creek.

1729

Lancaster County is formed and the original Hempfield Township is named for the vast quantities of hemp raised there.

1747

Ben Franklin observes that “most of our hemp comes from Conestoga” – Lancaster County, PA

1752

Source: The Bethlehem Oil Mill 1745-1934 German Technology in Early Pennsylvania Excerpt: “Although spinnable hemp could be produced by hand labor alone, softening the fibers by pounding them with a hammer was extremely arduous work. At Bethlehem this softening step was mechanized using water-powered equipment of traditional Germanic design. ThirtyfiveHemp stamping mills were built in the 1752 and the 1765 oil mill buildings, and in 1767-1768 a hemp roller mill was added. Many mechanical details of the two machines at the 1765 oil mill have survived so that we can clearly understand how they operated.”

1763-67

In Virginia you could be jailed, if you were a farmer, for not growing hemp during times of shortage.

1765

Lancaster County Farmer Writes Essay On Raising Hemp for Ben Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanac”

1769

Lancaster County Encourages Everyone To do their Patriotic duty by raising hemp for self-sufficiency.

1775

Hemp first grown in Kentucky on April 25 ,in Boyle County.

1776

Declaration of Independence drafted on hemp paper.

1770

“Spinning Jenny” is invented and cotton prices fall dramatically,

1789

Lancaster & York Counties Send representatives to the First Federal Congress to urge a tariff on imported hemp to protect the home hemp industry at the time.

1794

George Washington visits David Witmer’s hemp mill in Paradise, Lancaster County Pennsylvania. His Quote "Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere." -President George Washington, 1794

1801

Canada, on behalf of the King of England, distributed seed free to farmers.

 

1824

 

“In 1824, domestic hemp was pitted against Russian hemp by rigging the USS Constitution on one side with American and the other with Russian grown hemp, 'and after being thus worn for nearly a year, it was found, on examination, that the Russian rope, in every instance, after being much worn, looked better and wore more equally and evenly than the American.' But the commander said, 'the difference between them was not so great as to warrant a declaration that the proof was conclusive in favor of the Russian.'" Dodge, C. A. 1896. A report on the culture of hemp and jute in the United States. USDA Office of Fiber Investigations.Report No. 8 p.15.