When Thomas Jefferson wrote his first drafts of the Declaration of Independence, he wrote it on paper made from cannabis hemp fiber. Congress ordered the Declaration of Independence be copied and engrossed on parchment (a prepared animal skin). This was the famous document signed by the delegates on August 2, 1776. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp, manufactured clothing and rope from the harvest.
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