The Battle of the Hemp Bales

The Battle of the Hemp Bales

SOURCE: John Dvorak, Hemp Historian While this may have been one of the smaller engagements of the Civil War, the siege of Lexington, Missouri, also known as the Battle of the Hemp Bales carries special significance regarding America’s hemp history. The following...
America’s Harried Hemp History

America’s Harried Hemp History

SOURCE: John Dvorak – Hemp Historian In 1619, because hemp was such an important resource, it was illegal not to grow hemp in Jamestown, Virginia. Massachusetts and Connecticut had similar laws. During the 1700’s, subsidies and bounties were granted in...