History of Hemp official trailer for The Cost of Cannabis docu-series

The History of Hemp is a Docu-Series episode of The Cost of Cannabis on 420! Learn the history of industrial hemp and how it traveled the world, what it was used for, and why it became illegal.

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A Brief and Shocking History of Hemp

Hemp is the subject of many a debate, despite having been cultivated for ages. Learn the history of hemp and how it gained its seedy reputation.

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Turning Seeds Into an American Icon: A History of Hemp in the U.S. | Short Film Showcase

For years, hemp has had a lousy reputation. Often confused with its cousin, marijuana, it’s in fact a different variety of cannabis, with the main difference being a considerably lower THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) level. Michael Lewis and Rebecca Burgess know the difference. Could growing hemp revive an entire industry? This short documentary by Patagonia follows Lewis and Burgess as they collaborate to reintroduce industrial hemp to the U.S. landscape.

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Bring Hemp Home | Colorado

In Colorado’s San Luis Valley, worsening drought is causing farmers to face the prospect of losing their livelihoods. Two potato and barley farmers are placing their bets on a drought-tolerant crop—industrial hemp.

Shannon Wright and his son-in-law Dion Oakes share a common dream: to pass their generational farm down to their kids and grandkids. But rising equipment and land expenses—combined with drought—are turning this dream to dust, one harvest at a time. When the 2018 Farm Bill made it legal to grow industrial hemp in most states, Wright and Oakes figured it was worth looking into. They quickly learned that hemp cultivation comes with its own set of challenges, largely because the knowledge, techniques and infrastructure around a once thriving US hemp industry have been lost due to decades of the plant’s criminalization.

Last year, Patagonia Workwear connected Wright and Oakes with soil scientists from Colorado State University, the Governor of Colorado and our current hemp supplier from China. Bring Hemp Home: Colorado follows this partnership as we work toward yet another common dream: to restore a US hemp industry that promotes soil health and keeps farmers on the land.

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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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The History of Hemp (10,000 years in 10 minutes)

All about the history of hemp!

We humans have a long and rich history with the hemp plant. For tens of thousands of years, we’ve used this plant for a variety of purposes, and it has played a significant role in societies from ancient China to colonial America

Looking back through the history of hemp, we can see how we got to where we are today – on the brink of renormalizing this plant and embracing it back into our economy.

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The History of Hemp and Its Future Uses

Research on commercial hemp production offers possibilities for future profitability.

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