Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington grew hemp on their plantations? In fact, the British crown even ordered the colonists to grow the plant. This historical fact sheds light on the long-standing relationship between hemp and the United States.

Why is marijuana the fastest-growing industry in the U.S.?

Since 2015, marijuana has become the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. If marijuana becomes legal in all 50 states, the industry will surpass the organic food market. This growth is driven by changing attitudes towards cannabis and its potential benefits.

What is the origin of the name "marijuana"?

The name "marijuana" comes from a Mexican slang term for cannabis. It is believed to have derived from the Spanish pronunciation of the names Mary and Jane, which were common Mexican military slang for a prostitute or brothel. The term gained popularity in the U.S. during the late 1800s as a name for cannabis.

As we look back at the history of hemp and marijuana in the U.S., it is clear that these plants have played a significant role in shaping the country's economy and culture. Understanding their past can help us navigate the future of cannabis in the United States.

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