Hemp History

President Nixon Signs Controlled Substance Act - 1970
Posted by | June 7, 2017
Federal Agency Holds Medical Patent for Schedule I Narcotic

From 1968 to 1970 the U.S. Bureau of Narcotic became the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Alongside re-branding, the transition moved narcotic jurisdiction from the Department of Treasury to the Department...

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Narcotic Status during Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs
Posted by | June 7, 2017
From Tax to Imprisonment: Hemp’s Path to Narcotic Status

During the 1950s, the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs researched and monitored the medical use of cannabis. In 1961, the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs,  “obliged Parties to place...

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Posted by | June 1, 2017
Was Hemp for Victory Truly A Victory?

Prior to passage of the Marijuana Tax Act, hearings were held by the House Ways and Means Committee. Cannabis had been listed as a medicine on the U.S. Pharmacopoeia and...

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Posted by | May 31, 2017
Marijuana Tax Act Regulated Hemp But Didn’t Forbid Growth

Up until the 1930s no one considered hemp to be a dangerous plant. In fact, most individuals considered hemp to be an extremely efficient crop, but with difficult workability due...

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