Hemp Culture: A Short History of a Most Misunderstood Plant and Its Uses and Abuses

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A history of one of the world's most misunderstood, yet most admired plants. In 1935, Popular Science magazine called hemp the new billion-dollar crop. Two years later, it was banned. Hemp is the world's strongest natural fibre, and has been cultivated for 10,000 years. It was the main cash crop of New France, which was ordered by Louis XIV to grow hemp for rope for his navy. A Man of War used 60 tons of hemp rope for its rigging, including 25-inch-thick anchor cable. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp, and ...

Hemp Culture: A Short History of a Most Misunderstood Plant and Its Uses and Abuses 2003, Key Porter Books, Toronto

ISBN-13: 9781552632093

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