hemp history

Outlander’s Plot Hole: Where’s the Cannabis?

Outlander’s Plot Hole: Where’s the Cannabis?

Spoiler Warning: This article is a discussion of the book series Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It specifically focuses on Books 3 (Voyager) and the books that follow it in the series. If you have not read that far, you may not want to read this article. If you don’t care to read the books, read […]

It’s Time to Grow: Hemp History Week June 2-8, 2014

It’s Time to Grow: Hemp History Week June 2-8, 2014

Every day, more and more Americans discover the benefits of hemp. This ever-expanding market includes healthy food and body care products, as well as eco-friendly textiles, clothing, auto parts, and building materials. But despite hemp’s growing popularity, an outdated and misguided Federal policy – created in the 1930s – currently prevents U.S. farmers from growing […]

Did French Renaissance Man Rabelais Smoke Weed?

Did French Renaissance Man Rabelais Smoke Weed?

IMAGE: Gustave Doré, Triboulet (Rabelais) Although Rabelais seems to have lived from about 1484 to 1553, I think he would be tickled to know about the internet, and more tickled still to know that his works are freely available on the internet, and he appears to have plenty of fans. I told a French friend that […]