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Where the America's Founding Fathers Pot Heads?

bob 2012/05/25 16:09:40
REFUSING TO GROW HEMP in America during the 17th and 18th Centuries WAS AGAINST THE LAW! You could be jailed in Virginia for refusing to grow hemp from 1763 to 1769; Hemp in Colonial Virginia, G. M. Herdon.
Benjamin Franklin owned one of the first paper mills in America and it processed hemp
Even Bibles were printed on hemp, so put that in your pipe and smoke it
America's first president was known to document in his diary the separation of seeds by sex, and has several quotes attributed to him that alludes to the fact he was using marijuana in ways other then purely agricultural means
Many of the founding fathers notated in letters their pleasure in smoking marijuana, Including Washington, Madison, Monroe, Jefferson & Andrew Jackson.
eclaration of independence, the constitution were printed using Hemp paper
The America's Founding Fathers enjoyed Pot along their beer, wine and Whiskey
The America's Founding Fathers were straightlaced conservatives not radical pot smokers
Cloths and sailing ship sails were made from hemp
So what did they do with the buds?
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  • Kyra 2012/05/25 16:26:52
    Many of the founding fathers notated in letters their pleasure in smoking mar...
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  • poet4justice 2012/06/14 07:15:30
    The America's Founding Fathers enjoyed Pot along their beer, wine and Whiskey
    poet4justice
    and dont forget opion
  • bob poet4ju... 2012/06/15 17:40:00
    bob
    That’s for desert
  • poet4ju... bob 2012/06/15 20:53:12
    poet4justice
    +1
    if they had found pot they would have pot's brownie.
  • Blueskys poet4ju... 2012/06/17 19:35:02
    Blueskys
    +1
    Hemp was a major crop of the midwest, exported in large quantity to the south,
    who used it for ropes for all uses, and burlap bags to bale cotton, slave clothes etc. . It was also used to make paper, and was a staple on all small farms until it was outlawed in the USA in the 1930's. and was heavily promoted by Thomas Jefferson, for example, a founding father...
  • poet4ju... Blueskys 2012/06/18 05:05:26
    poet4justice
    and is it true that some paper of the constitution was made of hemp paper
  • Blueskys poet4ju... 2012/06/22 00:29:35
    Blueskys
    +2
    I never checked, but why not? Most paper was made from hemp and flax pulp then

    "The great voyagers of the Age of Discovery relied on ropes and sails woven from hemp fibers to rig their ships. Once used, the sails were recycled and sold as rags to the paper manufacturers. The newspapers and pamphlets made from this paper fueled the democratic revolutions of the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Without hemp these revolutions might never have occurred. The same conclusions also apply to the evolution of capitalism and the pre-1870 phase of the Industrial Revolution. Both events relied on hemp as a source of canvas and rope for the rigging of trading vessels and as a source of paper for accounting ledgers, business contracts, and routine correspondence.[28]

    In America, hemp was an agricultural staple from the very beginning. The Founding Fathers knew the value of hemp. Both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington cultivated hemp and wrote about its benefits. By 1810, hemp was America’s third largest agricultural commodity. Hemp fiber was in high demand among the producers of ropes and twines, linens and canvases, and even of paper. This demand led to the development of a strong industry in Kentucky, but like the other cash crops of pre-Civil War America, the Kentu...

    I never checked, but why not? Most paper was made from hemp and flax pulp then

    "The great voyagers of the Age of Discovery relied on ropes and sails woven from hemp fibers to rig their ships. Once used, the sails were recycled and sold as rags to the paper manufacturers. The newspapers and pamphlets made from this paper fueled the democratic revolutions of the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Without hemp these revolutions might never have occurred. The same conclusions also apply to the evolution of capitalism and the pre-1870 phase of the Industrial Revolution. Both events relied on hemp as a source of canvas and rope for the rigging of trading vessels and as a source of paper for accounting ledgers, business contracts, and routine correspondence.[28]

    In America, hemp was an agricultural staple from the very beginning. The Founding Fathers knew the value of hemp. Both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington cultivated hemp and wrote about its benefits. By 1810, hemp was America’s third largest agricultural commodity. Hemp fiber was in high demand among the producers of ropes and twines, linens and canvases, and even of paper. This demand led to the development of a strong industry in Kentucky, but like the other cash crops of pre-Civil War America, the Kentucky hemp industry was part of the Southern slave economy. Following the Civil War, the institution of slavery disappeared and the hemp industry was forced to pay for its labor..."

    http://www.druglibrary.org/sc...
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  • poet4ju... Blueskys 2012/06/22 05:00:02
    poet4justice
    +1
    wow very interesting
  • Blueskys poet4ju... 2012/06/24 11:38:50
    Blueskys
    +1
    well, it is to me, but I am strange.
    I found history, as taught in school, confusing and incomplete, so I dig out the rest of the story if I can.
    Without a good understanding of our economic history the rest makes no real sense;. For example, the US Civil War had 3 sides not two, the Midwest, the northeast, and the south. Lincoln was from the Midwest (free soilers) allied with the surviving rump of the northeastern Federalists, to make the new Republican Party.
    The Midwest was far friendlier to the South than the Northeast, and had strong economic ties also. Slavery, the economics of slavery and the Souths insistence on pushing the slave system into the rest of the country, was all that made the Midwest the Souths enemy.
    The Dred Scott decision ensured war.

    By coincidence, the killing of Lincoln near the end of the war was the worst possible result for the South and Midwest. It put the Northeast in control able to impose their harsh peace terms and ensure their economic domination of the west and south.
    , It was very lucky for the old money Federalists that Booth and the Confederate conspiracy to kill Lincoln happened on it's own, saving their fortunes and ensuring new ones.

    But who cares today? Just me trying to understand the truth.
  • poet4ju... Blueskys 2012/06/24 15:18:39
    poet4justice
    +1
    I care, and it make sense, keep on digging for the truth
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/05/29 14:10:48
    None of the above
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +1
    The only ones that I know of is Clinton and Obama and that is buy their own confession.
  • bob jmc0780... 2012/06/15 17:40:29
    bob
    try George Wahsington
  • jmc0780... bob 2012/06/26 11:01:44
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    I can't he is not here to address it.
  • RAINA 2012/05/27 22:59:09
    The America's Founding Fathers enjoyed Pot along their beer, wine and Whiskey
    RAINA
  • Charles R. Anderson 2012/05/27 07:13:02
    Cloths and sailing ship sails were made from hemp
    Charles R. Anderson
    +1
    Hemp was a very important colonial product and remained important until some fool federals outlawed it. The hemp was generally grown for its fiber content and was hardly optimized for smoking as modern strains of marijuana are. It certainly is interesting if our Founders did smoke it though!
  • beach bum 2012/05/26 21:45:52
    REFUSING TO GROW HEMP in America during the 17th and 18th Centuries WAS AGAIN...
    beach bum
    +1
    yes...they were hemp heads
  • Frank 2012/05/26 17:11:56
    All of the above
    Frank
    +3
    Most everyone has smoked pot in their life, so fire it up........
  • SoCalEx-Dem 2012/05/26 16:48:06
    None of the above
    SoCalEx-Dem
    Hemp is used for more things than smoking. When the Hemp rule was pushed it was by the lumber and paper companies as hemp is easier and more versatile than they were, lobbyist for the paper companies brought about the no hemp rule.
  • Blueskys SoCalEx... 2012/06/24 11:44:32
    Blueskys
    +1
    Hemp was crucial to the South's cotton industry, a major export from the midwest to the south in fact.
  • nothingbutthetruth 2012/05/26 08:11:53
    None of the above
    nothingbutthetruth
    I don't know, maybe you can tell me.(:
  • Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/26 04:16:52
    The America's Founding Fathers enjoyed Pot along their beer, wine and Whiskey
    Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    "I inhaled enthusiastically." - Barack Obama
  • Jeff Smith 2012/05/26 01:30:12
    REFUSING TO GROW HEMP in America during the 17th and 18th Centuries WAS AGAIN...
    Jeff Smith
    +1
    We all must do our part to keep the economy afloat.
  • Sam DePecan 2012/05/26 01:11:58
    None of the above
    Sam DePecan
    There was NO Grace Slick, yet.
  • Singerar 2012/05/26 00:01:48
    All of the above
    Singerar
    They liked a little of everything and a LOT of booze.
  • EdVenture 2012/05/25 22:40:20
    All of the above
    EdVenture
    +1
    They were drunk on washingtons booze and slave labor.
  • CuresCancer 2012/05/25 22:09:01 (edited)
    All of the above
    CuresCancer
    +1
    Although I don't advocate marijuana or use it myself, putting people in jail for smoking or selling pot needs to be changed. No fines, nothing. I don't recommend smoking pot at all and would recommend against it, but it should be totally legal.

    I don't want to be around pot smokers whether it is legal or illegal, but it should in no way be illegal.

    Pot has medicinal properties, especially hemp oil, which can reverse cancer.

    Don't smoke and drive!!
  • angie45 2012/05/25 21:57:49
    All of the above
    angie45
    Hemp is/was as popular as George washington and the cherry tree
  • ETpro 2012/05/25 21:56:52
    All of the above
    ETpro
    Of course, there are direct contradictions among the above, but who cares when you're blasted?
  • no no 2012/05/25 21:00:57
    The America's Founding Fathers enjoyed Pot along their beer, wine and Whiskey
    no no
    +1
    A similar variety of the hallucinogen that Moses is believed to have been enjoying that grew in the area where he saw the burning bush.
  • pops 2012/05/25 20:06:34
    None of the above
    pops
    +2
    Hemp has no THC,it is fiberous and used for rope and cloth and Bob is probably dence enough to get off on it.
  • BHGOzzy 2012/05/25 19:31:54
    All of the above
    BHGOzzy
    +1
    Yeah, pretty much. And?
  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/05/25 19:02:31
  • Jean 2012/05/25 18:42:07
    Cloths and sailing ship sails were made from hemp
    Jean
    +3
    The vice of choice for the Founding Fathers was tobacco. Hemp was a perfectly legitimate cash crop up through the 1940s.
  • Zody Honeybee 2012/05/25 18:39:03
    Undecided
    Zody Honeybee
    +4
    original founding fathers

    Yes, Founding Fathers smoked peace pipe

    smoking peace pipe
  • Bob DiN 2012/05/25 17:57:48 (edited)
    None of the above
    Bob DiN
    That was 200 years before our time, so who cares?
  • bob Bob DiN 2012/05/25 19:03:41
    bob
    +2
    sure until it's time for you to misspeak about the constitution and then it's a different story
  • Bob DiN bob 2012/05/25 22:26:17
    Bob DiN
    +1
    The Constitution is in plane English, it says what is says. Too many read things into it that aren't there. Like freedom of speech is not freedom to slander, libel or riot. Speech is speech not taking an action.
  • alex 2012/05/25 17:46:04
  • JMCC 2012/05/25 17:37:28
    All of the above
    JMCC
    +2
    The strains of agricultural hemp that was being grown at the time would have contained only a very small quantity of the pschoactive components and so the smaker would have the fragant taste and a relaxing experience but would have been unlikely to get 'high' or 'stoned'...
  • Ron 2012/05/25 17:10:30
    Undecided
    Ron
    +4
    Many of the above answers are correct, the Founders were definitely not straightlaced Conservatives.
  • Lawnmow... Ron 2012/05/26 04:25:13
    Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA
    ...and calling any of them a Democrat would get you into a duel.

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