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Hemp: A Short History of the Most Misunderstood Plant & its Uses & Abuses
Mark Bourrie (au). Did you know these facts about hemp? It has been in cultivation for over 10,000 years; is the worldís strongest natural fiber; was grown by George Washington & Thomas Jefferson; was the main cash crop of New France, mandated by King Louis XIV; & is now used for insulation, clothing, fuel, & even cosmetics. Hemp rope was even used in rigging a man-o-war weighing 60 tons. This book reveals the surprising details of these & many more fascinating facts. It explores hempís history & examines its future as a renewable & profitable resource. It also covers how hempís cousin, cannabis sativa, is used as an effective medical therapy for a variety of diseases including multiple sclerosis, glaucoma & cancer. Illustrations.
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