Pubdate: Mon, 29 Sep 2003
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2003 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Matthew Hulett
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal - Canada)
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


In your parenthetical remark to my letter, Not liberals in classic sense (Sept.
23), you stated, "We didn't know Jefferson grew weed."

In actuality, Thomas Jefferson did grow cannabis. As did George Washington.
They called it hemp, but all species of cannabis are members of the species
cannabis sativa L.

George Washington was also known to roll some hemp into his tobacco cigarettes.
They both praised the hemp plant in some of their writings:

"Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere."
- --President George Washington, 1794

"Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country."
- --Thomas Jefferson, 1791

As an aside, Thomas Jefferson also experimented with hallucinogenic mushrooms.

I bet you the hemp they grew provided a superior product to the product Health
Canada is producing in their secret mine shaft in Flin Flon.

It probably did not cost millions in adjusted dollars to produce, either.

Matthew Hulett

Brick, N.J.

(Our first PM was just sloshed all the time.)
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