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GEORGE WASHINGTON GREW HEMP!!
Washington diary mentions the growing of hemp and seperation of the males/females. I don't have ISBN numbers, but you should be able to find Washington's Diary in many libraries. Here's some more information from ftp.hmc.edu in the file pub/drugs/hemp/g.washington.grew.pot -----------Begin g.washington.grew.pot---------------------------------- >From _Licit & Illicit Drugs_, by Consumer Reports, p. 403: ...In 1762, "Virginia awarded bounties for hempculture and manufacture, and imposed penalties upon those who did not produse it." George Washington was growing hemp at Mount Vernon three years later--presumably for its fiber, though it has been argued that Washington was also concerned to increase the medicinal or intoxicating potency of his marijuana plants.* The asterisk footnote: * The argument depends on a curious tradition, which may or may not be sound, that the quality or quantity of marijuana resin (hashish) is enhanced if the male and female plants are separated *before* the females are pollinated. There can be no doubt that Washington separated the males and the females. Two entries in his diary supply the evidence: May 12-13 1765: "Sowed Hemp at Muddy hole by Swamp." August 7, 1765: "--began to seperate (sic) the Male from the Female Hemp at Do--rather too late." George Andrews has argued, in _The Book of Grass: An Anthology of Indian Hemp_ (1967), that Washington's August 7 diary entry "clearly indiactes that he was cultivating the plant for medicinal purposes as well for its fiber."  He might have separated the males from the females to get better fiber, Andrew concedes--but his phrase "rather too late" suggests that he wanted to complete the separation *before the female plants were fertilized*--and this was a practice related to drug potency rather that to fiber culture. -----------End g.washington.grew.pot---------------------------------- -- "A wise man will not leave the _right_ to the mercy of chance, nor.wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but.little virtue in the actions of V I V A L D I masses of men." -- H.D. Thoreau
It is obvious to this Editor that the Reason
for George Washington's Separating male from female Hemp plant
WAS INDEED for the Purpose of increased Potency...and
Ingestabilty. A Hemp plant normally produces many seeds...because
the pollen is air borne... The one good thing about them having
outlawed it.. is that it made growing Sinsemillia (without seed
)Much easier to accomplish!!! it is much more Potent and easier
to smoke :-)
All the Best ..
(Still puffing after over 26 years!)
__ I found this article at HempWeb
TRIALS and TRIBULATIONS
And the BILL of RIGHTS!!!
The Great Marijuana CONSPIRACY!
"GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH!!"
The Speech and the Inspiration behind it
Who Gives Us Our RIGHTS?
Who has Rights.. Nowadays?
The Source of the CONSTITUTION
The Federalist / =ANTIFederalist= Papers!