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5 Fun Facts About Hemp

After being needlessly deemed “illegal” by the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 and the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, hemp is finally getting the fair treatment it deserves. The 2018 Farm Bill that was signed into law by President Donald Trump in December 2018 has made the cultivation and production of hemp derivatives legal on the federal level. This means that hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) oil, as well as other products that are derived from hemp, can now be grown legally in any state that agrees with the provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill. For those who wish to know more about how using hemp and CBD oil will benefit you, check it out on several online hemp resources. For others who are curious about other hemp-related trivia, here are five fun facts about this cannabis sativa variety.

1. Hemp Is as Old as Time

silhouette-of-cannabis-plant-at-sunriseArchaeological evidence suggests that hemp cultivation may date as far back as 10,000 years or more when its fiber was spun probably as rope or cordage. In a Taiwanese village, archaeologists also unearthed potteries with intricate designs depicting a cord made of hemp. The pottery was carbon-dated to be around 12,000 years old. Clothes that were made out of hemp fabric were common during the 2nd century B.C. in China. The fabrics were also used for swaddling newborns and as covering for the dead in preparation for burial in the ancient Confucian tradition.