CBD Hacker Releases Interactive Timeline of the History of Hemp in the US

In the early 20th century, misinformation campaigns convinced people that a versatile, benign plant was something to be feared. The truth is that hemp was an agricultural staple that played a critical role in the US economy until the 1950s.

BOARDMAN, Ohio August 09, 2018

CBD Hacker, the definitive guide to the CBD industry, has released their Wild History of Hemp in the United States (http://bit.ly/2M2b8NA).

From hemp’s arrival in North America at the hands of Spanish colonists to its controversial legal status in the present, the interactive timeline guides readers through the historical highlights of the last 500 years.

Far from what its present-day detractors would have us believe, hemp is not a dangerous plant. Rather, it was historically important in the industries of medicine, textiles, manufacturing, and shipping, and still has a wide variety of applications today.

“In the early 20th century, misinformation campaigns convinced people that a versatile, benign plant was something to be feared,” said Meg Kramer, CBD Hacker’s managing editor. “The truth is that hemp was an agricultural staple that played a critical role in the US economy until the 1950s. Removing senseless restrictions could be a huge benefit for American farmers.”

The timeline incorporates a variety of media, including historical films, interactive maps, and images selected from the Library of Congress. Readers will learn:

  • Why George Washington switched from growing tobacco to planting hemp at Mt. Vernon
  • Who ushered in the “golden age” of medical cannabis in the US
  • Why the US government relaxed restrictions on hemp agriculture during the 1940s
  • What the Controlled Substances Act really says about agricultural hemp

About CBD Hacker:
CBD Hacker’s mission is to introduce transparency into an unregulated and confusing industry. With cannabidiol’s growing popularity, the CBD industry is experiencing rapid growth—but it has little to no oversight. CBD Hacker uses evidence-based reporting, third-party lab testing and blind product-testing methodology to dispel misinformation and help consumers to know what they are buying.

Contact:
Meg Kramer
Managing Editor,CBD Hacker
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (855) 299-5767

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About the Author: Marcus Suban

Marcus is a reporter on the Political Capital team focusing on money in politics. Before joining Canadian Business Tribune, he worked as a researcher and writer for the Institute for Northern Studies at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay Ontario and as a freelance journalist in Toronto, having been published by over 20 outlets including CBC, the Center for Media and Democracy,The Huffington Post, Salon, Truthout and VICE.com.

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