Cannabis & Hemp; Hemp for Victory; (1942) – USDA Film

Cannabis & Hemp ‘Hemp for Victory’ (1942) – USDA Film.

This link was posted by Virginia Glenn on WeaveTech, of which I am a member, and I just had to share this with you.  It is a fascinating look at how hemp was considered back in WWII.  Also, I found it very interesting that hemp is grown and processed like flax is.  I learned quite a bit watching this, and I wanted to share it with all of you.  The teacher in me just loved it.

Why is is illegal to grow hemp in this country?  Back then, growers could grow it with a certificate from the government.  Why can’t we do this again?  It is such a versitile crop and the uses for it are wide and varied.  It would give our country one less reason to turn to synthetic alternatives and our dependence on other countries.  I would love to hear other opinions on this.

I think I will be looking for more videos like this.

3 Responses

  1. Cindy in FL Says:

    You can buy hemp fiber to spin now-I got it from KnitSpin.com . Also there is commercially made hemp yarn now available,too,so I think some of the restrictions are easing up. Interesting history we have-and to think Coca Cola used to have real ‘coke’ in it!!

  2. Cheryl Says:

    Good points, Benita. I agree! And, what a beautiful crop. I had no idea it grew so tall.

  3. Robin Says:

    Yeah it’s pretty ridiculous. Don’t even get Lee started on the stupidity of the US policy on this.

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