History and Importance of Hemp

Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 4:00 PM EDT (UTC -5) 
60 minutes

Hemp fiber is the longest and one of the strongest natural fibers on earth. The history of hemp dates back to the Stone Age with it being the largest and most important agricultural crop between 1000 BC to 1833 AD. Hemp played an important part in developing our country and clothed most of the world until the early 1800s. So, what happened to it? The Farming Act of December of 2018 removed hemp from the Controlled Substance Act giving hope that industrial hemp will once again play an important role in our country. Why should fiber artists be interested in this amazing plant?