US Presidents x Hemp

The United States has enjoyed a rich history with the hemp plant. Long before the Farm Bill passed in 2018, removing industrial hemp with less than 0.3% concentration of THC from the schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, our presidents were cultivating and manufacturing products with hemp.

US President George Washington


Our first president not only grew hemp, he predicted that it would become more profitable than tobacco.





Thomas Jefferson


Jefferson invented a hemp threshing machine which received the first United States patent.





Benjamin Franklin


Franklin's mill converted cannabis fibers into paper. Hemp paper from the mill was used to print copies of Common Sense by Thomas Paine.





US President John Adams


John Adams wrote newspaper columns advocating hemp farming. He noted the plant's many practical uses and the role it played in supporting our young nation.





Hemp had a 'complicated adolescence' shall we say with the Reefer Madness, Hemp for Victory and War on Drugs campaigns impacting generations of Americans' perception and usage of the plant.

Here at Mad Ritual HQ, we're excited for a future full of hemp. With scientists delving deeper into the benefits and applications of CBD and other cannabidiol oils. And people of all ages and walks of life discovering the benefits of addressing inflammation naturally.

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