America’s History with Cannabis? It’s Complicated.


Ironically, until recently the US government has been much less supportive of cannabis crops. Propaganda against “marijuana” has instilled fear into American society keeping us from valuing its proven history as the Founding Fathers once did. But things may be looking up. Here is a look at cannabis’s complicated history in the US. Hemp, which has has been around for 10,000 years, was one of the first crops grown in Colonial America. In 1619, Jamestown, the first English settlement, established the first-ever cannabis legislation in the New World by requiring all settlers to grow hemp. America’s History with Cannabis? It’s Complicated.

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