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Hemp in Ancient and Modern History: An Introduction

In 1977 Carl Sagan proposes that marijuana may have been the world’s first agricultural crop, leading to the development of civilization itself: “It would be wryly interesting if in human history the cultivation of marijuana led generally to the invention of agriculture, and thereby to civilization.” Carl Sagan, The Dragons of Eden, Speculations on the Origin of Human Intelligence p 191 footnote. 
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The History of Hemp as Paper

Industrial hemp is an incredible plant that comes in various forms and final products. It’s versatility has made it an industrial powerhouse for producing green building materials and textiles, but did you know that hemp can also be made into paper? Hemp paper has a rich global history that reaches back to ancient China and the creation of a papermaking recycling process.

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