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A Brief History of Hemp in the United States

History of Hemp

Produced by Patagonia

Natural. Misunderstood. Legal. This is the story of the history of hemp in the United States. A forbidden fiber in the U.S. since 1970, hemp has taken the heat for almost five decades. Until the Farm Bill passed in December of 2018, hemp was federally illegal to grow for commercial purposes, making it risky for businesses to invest in a new crop that was incorrectly classified as a drug. Visit Patagonia.com/hemp to learn more.

History of Hemp in the United States

Field of Hemp

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