A Short History of Hemp in the Netherlands

A Short History of Hemp in the Netherlands

Growing Marijuana in Rockwool

This book is not about the enjoyment of smoking or eating marijuana and hash. We can conclude that the home grower knows how to estimate the value of his or her own product, can’t we? […]

Hemp and Marijuana Facts

Hemp and Marijuana Facts

What is Hemp?

For ease of explanation, we will refer to hemp by “Cannabis sativa”. Other marijuana plants can also be called hemp, however, the cannabis variety of hemp is considered to be most useful. The name, “Cannabis sativa” even means “Useful Hemp” when broken down. Hemp actually boils […]

Cannabis Drug Use in 19th Century America

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Cannabis Drug Use in 19th Century America

by Jack Herer

Although by 1839, cannabis hemp products for fiber, paper, nautical use, lamp oil, food, etc., were possibly the largest agricultural and industrial business in the world and America, the hundreds of medical uses of cannabis (known for […]

The (Hemp) War of 1812, Napoleon & Russia

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The (Hemp) War of 1812, Napoleon & Russia

by Jack Herer

NAPOLEON INVADES RUSSIA

This is a piece of history that you may have been a little bit hazy about when they taught it in school: You might well have asked, “What the heck were we fighting […]

Myth, Magic & Medicine

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Myth, Magic & Medicine

by Jack Herer

A Look at the Sociology of Cannabis Use Throughout World History

Contrary to popular perception,” marijuana” is not a phenomenon rooted in the 1960s.

Cannabis hemp is part of our global heritage and was the backbone of our most stable […]

Economics: Energy, Environment and Commerce

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Economics: Energy, Environment and Commerce

by Jack Herer

We have explained what hemp has historically meant to this country’s economy. Now, we must also consider the future of hemp.

We predict that the net effect of ending American hemp prohibition will be to generate “ripple effect” economics […]

The Body of Medical Literature on Cannabis Medicine

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The Body of Medical Literature on Cannabis Medicine

by Jack Herer

Our authority here is the ‘Body of Literature,’ starting with ancient materia medicae; Chinese and Hindu pharmacopoeia and Near Eastern cuneiform tablets, and continuing all the way into this century, including the 1966-76 U.S. renaissance of […]

The Last Days of Legal Cannabis

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The Last Days of Legal Cannabis

by Jack Herer

As you now know, the industrial revolution of the 19th Century was a setback for hemp in world commerce, due to the lack of mechanized harvesting and breaking technology needed for mass production. But this natural resource was […]

Overview of the History of Cannabis Hemp

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Overview of the History of Cannabis Hemp

by Jack Herer

Overview of the History of Cannabis Hemp

For the Purpose of Clarity in this Book: Explanations or documentations marked with an asterisk (*) are listed at the end of the related paragraph(s). For brevity, other sources for […]

MARIJUANA USE BY THE MOSLEMS

Marijuana Use By the Moslems

It is interesting to note that the use of hemp was not prohibited by Mohammed (570-632 A.D.) while the use of alcohol was. Moslems considered hemp as a “Holy Plant” and medieval Arab doctors considered hemp as a sacred medicine which they called among other names kannab. The Sufis […]

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