Entries by Shashi


IS CBD LEGAL? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Weird fact about the overnight ubiquity of these products: selling them is legal. This is true despite the fact that the 2018 Farm Bill signed into legislation by President Trump removed legal restrictions on CBD if it came from hemp plants. Which is also weird: buying […]

History Of Hemp In Early America

Sailmaking and the American Colonies During it’s scuttlebutt with Russia, England looked to the American Colonies for independence from Russian Hemp. In 1717, English merchants became so fed up with Russian cheating, they complained loudly enough to Parliament to pressure the English secretary of state to threaten the Russian ambassador that unless the abuses stopped […]

History Of Hemp In Ancient Asia

The Beginnings Hemp, along with wheat, beans, and rice, were produced by early Neolithic farmer communities along the Wei and Yellow rivers. Remains of hemp fibers and seeds have been recovered from archeological sites especially near the Yellow and Yangtze rivers. Through long term efforts, the ancient Chinese domesticated hemp from a wild plant into […]

Hemp Crosses The Oceans To The USA

Hemp Crosses the Oceans During the next two centuries, Europe entered a period of unprecedented colonialism. As more and more ships made their way down the coast of Africa and on to India, Europeans who remained at home were able to keep abreast of what was happening in these far-off lands through the various books […]

History Of Hemp In Europia

Spreading the Seed Wherever the people of the ancient world roamed, they carried with them the seeds of the precious cannabis plant. From China in the east to the Rhone Valley in the west, the seeds were spread. Cold weather, hot weather, wet or dry, fertile soil or barren, the seeds were not to be […]