Hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops historians know of.
Even George Washington (and six
more of our earliest presidents) grew agricultural hemp. They believed that hemp had tremendous value
due to its many industrial applications. Hemp has been used for centuries to create rope, paper,
clothing, and other textiles. Hemp is often confused with cannabis and they are close genus cousins with each other.
Cannabis has higher levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) while hemp has higher levels of CBD
(cannabidiol) or other cannabinoids.