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Hemp through history
_Hemp is the oldest cultivated fiber plant in the world.
_The first Gutenberg bible was printed on hemp paper.
_Christopher Columbus' sails and ropes were made from hemp.
_The first drafts of the Declaration of Independence were printed on hemp paper.
_Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper.
_The first American flag was made out of hemp.
_George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew it. In 1794 Washington said, "Make the most of the hemp seed. Sow it everywhere."
_Henry Ford, who wanted to build and fuel cars using farm products, tested a car body made of hemp and other …