Founding Father and the first president of the United States, George Washington (1732 – 1799) was a fan of hemp’s potential as a cash crop. Noting its popularity as an industrial tool because it was so versatile and its fibers and oil were used to manufacture anything and everything from rope to linen, varnishes, paints, canvas sails, and more, Washington farmed hemp.
Although Washington’s crops couldn’t actually produce any type of “high” and he didn’t grow it for recreational purposes, it’s still fun to think about the first president of the U.S. being a supporter of cannabis and recognizing its usefulness.
Learn more at: https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/george-washington-marijuana/
Also, here’s a look at more politicians who farmed hemp: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_politicians_who_have_acknowledged_cannabis_use
If you’re really into this fun fact, check out these unique George Washington gifts:
George Washington Costume Adult Colonial Costumes for Men
How about dressing up as George Washington for Halloween?
This costume set comes with a colonial jacket, matching vest, pants, and tricorn hat. It also comes with an ascot and boot tops to complete the look.
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Men’s Colonial George Washington Historical Costume Wig
Don’t forget to get a wig if your George Washington costume doesn’t come with one!
And remember to tout the benefits of hemp while you’re playing George Washington. You know, for authenticity.
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