George Washington, Hemp Farmer

Posted by , December 21, 2016 in Education, Image, Inspiration

As a farmer, Washington grew marijuana on his farm and promoted it’s growth as a useful economic crop throughout the nation. In the 1790s, marijuana was typically grown for its industrial value as hemp in rope and fabrics, and for its value as soil stabilization crop. It was many years later that the recreational, medicinal and illegal use of marijuana became popular.

(Art by Alex Grey)