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Hemp History & Timeline

hemp =(Cannabis sativa L.) with thc level under .3%

Hemp's history is extensive and dates back 10,000+ BCE.  It's a fascinating history and

we are confident you will find it enlightening and enjoyable, especially if perused

with a cuppa EndoCoffee or EndoTea and a SuperFood NutriBite Bar!

Below are is a link we like illustrating US hemp history, and a The 20th Century &

Beyond Timeline identifying hemp's evolution throughout the century.

US government testing and supporting hemp cultivation for its endless practical 

and remediation/regeneration uses.

Our nation is returning hemp to our American culture. 

We are excited to become a significant contributors to helping all of us find our endocannabinoid system balance and our healthiest, happiest well-being.

For Hemp History in the US   

https://ministryofhemp.com/hemp/history/

THE 20TH CENTURY & BEYOND

  • 1916: USDA publishes findings showing hemp produces 4X more paper per acre than trees

  • 1937: The Marijuana Tax Act placed a tax on all cannabis sales (including hemp), heavily discouraging production of hemp

  • 1938: Popular Mechanics writes an article about how hemp could be used in 25,000 different products.

  • 1942: Henry Ford builds an experimental car body made with hemp fiber, which is ten times stronger than steel

  • 1942: USDA initiates the “Hemp for Victory” program – this leads to more than 150,000 acres of hemp production

  • 1957: Farmers plant the last commercial hemp fields in the U.S. in Wisconsin

  • 1970: The Controlled Substances Act classified hemp as an illegal Schedule I drug. Strict regulations imposed on the cultivation of industrial hemp as well as marijuana

  • 1998: The U.S. begins to import food-grade hemp seed and oil.

  • 2004: Ninth Circuit Court decision in Hemp Industries Association vs. DEA permanently protects sales of hemp foods and body care products in the U.S.

  • 2007: The first hemp licenses in over 50 years granted to two North Dakota farmers.

  • 2014: President Obama signed the Farm Bill, which allowed research institutions to start piloting hemp farming.

  • 2015: The Industrial Hemp Farming Act (H.R. 525 and S. 134) introduced in the House and Senate. This act is the first of several attempts to fully legalize hemp.

  • 2016: A Colorado farm has earned the Organic certification from USDA for its hemp

  • 2018: 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 law on Dec 20, 2018. This amendment removed the hemp plant, along with any of its seeds and derivatives from the Controlled Substances Act. A huge win for the hemp industry!

Hemp Regeneration

Hemp can save our planet!

  • Hemp purifies the planet, naturally detoxifying  soil, while also increasing soil  nutrients.

  • Hemp is fast-growing and can thrive in multiple climates and environments.

  • Hemp seeds high levels of calories, minerals, fatty acids, and vitamin A, B, D, and E.

  • One serving of hemp seeds contains the daily recommended protein requirement. 

  • Hemp can reduce deforestation. 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees.