Thursday, November 26, 2020

November New Big Website Changes

11/4/2020 -  We are combining the three websites now under one site.:

  • The transition is happening in the back end thankst to Red Lab Media.
  • is 22 years old but it has been a novice work in progress
  •, and Lancaster will reside under one site.
  • Resellers will have easy access, customers will like the easy secure ordering, look and feel. .
  • Why did it take so long? Capital - Connections - Critics - Cajoling. 
  • So many changes hempening in 2020 that this was a good time to evolve the last quarter of the year.
  • This site is Joomla into Magento the new platform will be Odoo.
  • November - yes - and wholesale customers we will send you access - 
  • Thanks - Shawn P. House - Owner 

Cannabis Hemp History

Hemp History Snipets 8000 BC-1825

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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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.”


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


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


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


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


Declaration of Independence drafted on hemp paper.


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


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.


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


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




“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.