The History Of Hemp: From Everyday Use, to Prohibition, and Back

The History of Hemp: From Everyday Use, to Prohibition, and Back Again Hemp cultivation began around 8,000 B.C. in modern-day Taiwan. The plant conditioned the soil and absorbed excess water, preventing crops from rotting. Hemp’s tall stalks shaded crops and livestock. Its sprawling root system interlaced with the roots of other plants, giving them additional support. Hemp…