Rope used for ship rigging made of hemp

Hemp Revisited: Prohibition to Prosperity — Special Series

Hemp Revisited: Prohibition to Prosperity is a six part series documenting our nation’s prohibition on one of the earth’s most sustainable, healthy and useful cash crops. Despite the fact that it is indigenous to most regions in the country and grows rapidly in adverse climates, including drought, without pesticides or fertilizer, Hemp has been illegal to grow freely in the U.S. since 1937.

Hemp Revisited uncovers the history of hemp and investigates the politics, social stigmas, injustices and conspiracies behind its prohibition. The full article was originally written by Snowden Bishop in in 2010 and has recently been updated to include the rapidly evolving story of hemp.