Misunderstood | A Brief History of Hemp in the US



Natural. Misunderstood. Legal. This is the story of hemp in the United States. A forbidden fiber in the U.S. since 1970, hemp has taken the heat for almost five decades. Until the Farm Bill passed in December of 2018, hemp was federally illegal to grow for commercial purposes, making it risky for businesses to invest in a new crop that was incorrectly classified as a drug. Visit Patagonia.com/hemp to learn more.

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  1. I love love love how she states this is a mess we are in all together. Her culture is the most overlooked and shunned way of life that I’m conscious of. in my knowledge First Nations have always been about keeping peace between man and nature. To have her say we are in this mess together takes a lot. The white mans hand drove First Nations into poverty and even some tribes to extinction, like the Beothuk. First Nations have had trauma passed down for generations, forcing change on how they live their lives if they want to be seen as human… they never deserved or asked in anyway for the treatment they received. But she still says “we”. She is conscious that the white man is just as human as a First Nation man. We all make mistakes from temptation, some bigger than others. For a woman to grow up and still say we are her equal when we have exhibited more racism, prejudism, and just straight up murder against her culture! Now that is a woman I would love to sit and have a coffee with.

  2. Medical Cannabis and a Good Diet are a medical necessity for all those of us who have been innocently and ignorantly consuming such hard to avoid Mitochondrial Poisonous Polyunsaturated Vegetable Oils in our diets and got one or more of many more modern thus Metabolically Caused Diseases and CANCERS. These barely existed before about 1900 when industrially manufactured Vegetable Seed Oils and foods started becoming available. You need to exclude all manufactured snacks, takeaways, restaurant fried and manufactured foods to avoid all these vegetable oils. The ideal solution for ultimate healthy longevity is to go fully VEGAN and take Cannabis Supplementation to boost your damaged Endocannabinoid System until you are better (maybe 2 years or so) while getting all vegetable seed extract, typical industrially refined cooking oils out of your diet. You certainly can use some polysaturated animal food-based oil/fat, that is in all animal products if you are not quite so ill or worried about living as long as reasonably possible while remaining perfectly healthy. Best luck from your optimally self reeducated and friendly family Dr David who wants to see you be actually cured of all the modern diseases that are definitely so dietary-based in origin.

  3. For thousands of years, hemp was considered a sacred plant in Japan. For one, hemp is indispensable in Shintoism, Japan's indigenous religion. It's used in Shinto priests' robes, bell ropes, and Shimenawa ropes in the entrances of shrines to ward off evil. In ceremonies, priests and shrine maidens tie hemp around their heads because hemp is known to have sacred and cleansing power. Wearing hemp allows one to better connect with the divine. Unfortunately, hemp was outlawed in 1948 after Japan lost the war. Hemp is a beautiful plant….not only is it biodegradable and environmentally friendly, it is purifying. I hope that human begins awaken to the wisdom of ancestors and realize the purifying properties of hemp.

  4. I have the best land in Costa Rica for this industry, either for sale or for rent. The best water and climate in the world. The laws legalized the cane or cbd a few days ago that is why I am offering the land. My neighbors and fellow farmers from other areas, whether to sell, rent or develop projects together with you. In this country you can cultivate all year round regardless of the season, that is something very important that I almost forgot.3366

  5. Yea god forbid that the followers of the greedy fat cats that killed the american hemp industry in the 1930s should loose all of the money they make on their dirty business in the oil industry, paper industry, plastic industry, textile industry, concrete industry and aluminium industry.

  6. Age restricted…..Don’t want the kids knowing the truth. How dare someone grow hemp! It’s time to end this and legalize cannabis 100% federally. Even the herb mon!

  7. Cannibis lupus is commercially grown and used all the time- it’s hops used in beer. Hemp airplanes are next.

  8. I truly believe this amazing plant can save humans from the path of destruction we are on.

  9. Most people are unaware that the fed gov has no constitutional authority to impose the current drug laws on state-only citizens than it did prohibition. While it has full authority over 14th amendment citizens, the framers gave it almost no authority over state-only citizens – a fact that cannot even be changed by amendment – only by fed military occupation of the states. That started taking place around 1920 and by 1950 it was complete. Today congress claims its laws supersede state laws in all cases – and even has the power to supersede rights secured to state-only citizens by the state constitutions and rights secured to 14th amendment citizens as it sees fit.

  10. Don't mean a dam thing if we rape every once of the plant and move it off sight, Leave one, take one (or less).

  11. Inspiring! I have manufactured hemp clothing in Canada for 20 years and faced the outrageous backlash and false narratives still out there. Are we ready to be mature now and accept the bounties of this plant? YES! Thanks Patagonia and Hemp Fortex (hemp fabric supplier from China) for the education. And big thanks to the farmers, scientists and advocates interviewed – this is how we progress. Age appropriate? I am sending this to my teenage grandchildren today.

  12. Woo hoo, Kentucky! Hey Patagonia, I hope you're supporting Amy McGrath for Senate against Mitch McConnell in 2020. 🙂

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