iHemp Magazine iHemp - Issue 1 - Sept 2018 - Page 6

Hemp in History: The United States Declaration of Independence ...is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776. Wikipedia 4 Founding Fathers who grew hemp: Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania 6 Started one of America's first hemp paper mills. This allowed America to have a free colonial press without having to beg or justify the need for paper and books from England Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) President of the United States "Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country"