Pubdate: Thu, 30 Jan 2014
Source: Boston Herald (MA)
Copyright: 2014 The Boston Herald, Inc
Note: Prints only very short LTEs.
Author: George Mclean


Howie Carr makes fun of the "George Washington 
used-hemp-to-make-uniforms-for-the-Army dude crowd" (Jan. 26). Well, 
a hemp flag, sponsored by a Colorado hemp advocate, flew over the 
nation's Capitol building last July 4. And the original American 
flags were likely made of hemp. As reported by the Associated Press, 
the book "Marihuana: The First Twelve Thousand Years" says that 
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp, which was used for 
clothing and rope. In 1619 the English Crown had even ordered the 
Jamestown colonists to grow hemp for England's much needed maritime ropes.

So, please, let's continue to learn more about our own history.

- - George Mclean, Medford
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