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Turning over an old leaf

Posted on September 1, 1997

One of the world’s largest agricultural crops until the late 1800s, hemp is not only the plant from which marijuana is derived, it is also thought to be the first cultivated plant. Indeed, hemp fiber, harvested from the Cannibis sativa plant, is famous for its versatility, and is found in everything from the first American flag, to paper, oil and rope. A thoroughly researched video, The Hemp Revolution documents not only the history of hemp, but its many possibilities for the future.

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