Thursday, May 13, 2010


Unbelievable but true...

A document released today reveals that in the 1940s, the Pentagon was built on land previously used to farm the U.S. government's official test crop of hemp.

As a lead-up to the first annual Hemp History Week (May 17-23) the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) has announced that it has the diaries of Lyster H. Dewey (a botanist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture). The five volume set of sixty-two diaries begins in 1879 and spans until Dewey's death in 1944.

The diaries, found at a garage sale outside Buffalo, are on display throughout Hemp History Week at Capitol Hemp, a hemp store in Washington D.C.

The purpose of Hemp History Week is to show the U.S. government and public that hemp farming makes sense and should no longer be illegal in the USA, the only industrialized nation outlawing the farming of industrial hemp.

The Pentagon built on a hemp farm. Who'd a thunk...

Pays to shop at garage sales!


Read the official press release HERE.

Read the Washington Post article on the discovery HERE.

Watch the Hemp History Week info video below (60 secs. long):