Do you know the story of 'Hemp for Victory,' a USDA film that the government tried to make disappear? During World War II, a severe hemp shortage endangered the Allies' war efforts against the nazis. Hemp was used in fabric, ropes, sails, and other vital supplies.
This shortage forced the U.S. to temporarily reverse hemp prohibition. For a brief window, it was considered patriotic to grow hemp in the United States. Then the war ended, #hemp imports from overseas returned, and synthetic fabrics began to take center stage. The U.S. buried all records of the Hemp For Victory campaign, including this fascinating government film. It took a lengthy campaign by hemp advocates like Jack Herer and John Birrenbach to force the government to admit that the film exists. Thanks to their efforts, you can watch it at the U.S. National Archives (or on YouTube!).
Read more about the 'Hemp For Victory' campaign and watch the film on our website. #Hempgrams - 10 minutes ago