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Hemp History

  • 8000+ BC First known existence- hemp rope found in pottery in Modern Day Taiwan

  • 2737 BC Cannabis Sativa L. first used as medicinal health product by Emperor Shen Neng of China

  • 6000 BC First used for food in China

  • 4000 BC First used in textiles in Turkestan


  • 1631-1800’s Hemp was a legal form of tender for tax payments in various parts of the world

  • It was a crime in Virginia from 1763-1769 to refuse to grow industrial hemp

  • 1776 Betsy Ross made the First US Flag out of nothing less than you guess it, hemp cloth

  • In 1850 Kentucky produced 40,000 tons of hemp

  • Regulations and restrictions on the sale of cannabis sativa as a drug began as early as 1860

  • Until the 1880's most schoolbooks were made of hemp paper

  • 1937 Marihuana Tax Act – A United States Act that placed a tax on the sale of Cannabis Sativa L.. Originally this act was meant to serve as an Act to impose an occupational excise tax upon certain dealers in cannabis/marihuana (modern day slang “marijuana”),  Because the cousin of the Marijuana plant, Hemp or industrial Cannabis Sativa L., fell under the same terms as the drug “Marihuana”, it was being taxed heavily and couldn’t compete with upcoming pulp and paper mills and the introduction of synthetic fibers in the industry.


  • In the late 1930's bird seed merchants successfully lobbied the US Congress to preserve the legality of hemp seeds

  • Until the 1960's bird merchants were the only ones who could obtain viable hemp seed. The use of the marijuana strain of Cannabis Sativa L. for recreational use boomed and hemp plants became notable to blame. The US Congress figured they better do something quickly about regulating availability of seeds to grow all strains of hemp plant Cannabis Sativa L. – thus the sterilization process of hemp seeds began.


  • 1941 Henry Ford designed a car body made from hemp and run on hemp fuel. Hemp was illegal at the time in the US so the car never went into production. According to Popular Mechanics, Henry Ford’s first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONSTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, ‘grown from the soil,’ had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel.

  • 1998 Canada legalizes growing Industrial Hemp Seed Cannabis Sativa L. and a once thriving agricultural sector is reborn and currently booming more then ever!

  • 2014 US finally repeals the laws set in place in the first half of the 21st century and legalizes growing and production of industrial hemp Cannabis Sativa L. in US states.


2018 President Donald Trump signed the 2018 farm bill into law Thursday, which will officially make industrial hemp legal across all 50 states.

The farm bill, which Congress passed with bipartisan votes last week, includes a section removing hemp ― a term typically used to describe non-intoxicating forms of cannabis ― from the Controlled Substances Act. It allows for the commercial cultivation, research and development of hemp.

2018 Gaia Logic Organics allows product sales to public, and continues to heal and educate.

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