During the middle ages, hemp became an important crop of enormous economic and social value supplying much of the world’s need for food and fibre. Sailing ships became dependent on canvas (from the word cannabis), hemp rope and oakum due to it being 3 times stronger than cotton and resistant..Read More
A historic vote at the United Nations (UN) has recognised the value of cannabis and removed it from a list of dangerous drugs which are placed under the strictest controls. This is a major milestone for the cannabis community after such a long time.
Dr Raphael Mechoulam discovers Cannabidiolic Acid Methyl Ester (EPM301) This is more powerful than CBD and THC. This discovery could lead to a whole new chapter in cannabis history once again from Dr Mechoulam.
Records show hemp seeds and oil were also used as a food source in China, and in 4,000 BC textiles made from hemp have also been found in the same region. From <https://thegreenfund.com/the-history-of-hemp>
Hemp cloth found in Mesopotamia From <The People’s History (mit.edu) >
Taiwan the earliest evidence of hemp used as hemp cords were found in pottery – The earliest evidence of hemp usage traces all the way back to 8,000 BC in Taiwan, where hemp cords were found in pottery. From <https://thegreenfund.com/the-history-of-hemp>
The Delhi High Court agreed to hear a petition, filed by the Great Legalization Movement Trust, challenging the ban on cannabis. The public interest litigation argues that grouping cannabis with other chemical drugs under the NDPS Act is “arbitrary, unscientific and unreasonable”. From <History of Cannabis (thc-theherbculture.com)/>
The 2018 Farm Bill affirms the 2014 Farm Bill and confirms the removal hemp and its derivatives from the Controlled Substances Act. After failed attempts to pass hemp-specific laws, an amendment to the Agricultural Improvement of 2018 (a.k.a. the “Farm Bill”) legalized hemp in the U.S. Pres. Trump signs the bill into..Read More
President Barack Obama signs the Farm Bill into law, allowing research institutions to start piloting hemp farming programs. The Farm Bill legally separates hemp from marijuana and legalizes the cultivation of industrial hemp, defining industrial hemp as cannabis sativa L. plants 0.3 percent concentration of THC or less (the intoxicating..Read More
The first hemp licenses in over 50 years are granted to two farmers in North Dakota. From <History Of Hemp In The US | Hemp History – Ministry of Hemp/>