If more people understood hemp’s role in our U.S. history, I believe they would be shocked by the irony and hypocrisy of the plant being banned in our country today.
Take our American flag as an example:
Our very first paper mill, owned by Benjamin Franklin, was a Hemp paper mill.
Thomas Paine’s patriotic literature, which helped spark the revolution, was printed on hemp.
Then there is the document which we celebrate today, The Declaration of Independence. While the final copy was written on Parchment, the first drafts, including the one that was signed on July 4th, 1776, was actually written on hemp paper.
Independence Day is the perfect day to celebrate hemp’s role in history. So today, when you are at a holiday gathering, let’s share some hemp facts so that one day we can celebrate the freedom to grow the crop that helped build this nation in the first place.
Even Thomas Jefferson agrees: Hemp is the most patriotic crop in history.
Wishing everyone a safe and sane 4th of July.
Hempy Birthday America!