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Hemp History

  China began to grow and use hemp as early as 5,000-6,000 years ago, which was mainly used in fiber, medicine and food and is one of China’s earliest crops. Hemp fibers are commonly used for weaving fabrics, and hemp seeds are used as food, which is even more common than peanuts and melon seeds in rural and mountainous areas. Moreover, hemp seed can be used to extract edible oil and be used in medicine, such as the traditional Chinese medicine hemp seed. “The plant hemp’s dry and mature fruit” is listed in the Pharmacopoeia of the People’s Republic of China; and the Ministry of Health has included hemp seeds into the list of “both food and drug”.

 6900 years ago, in Zhejiang Hemudu, our ancestors have used it Jieshengjishi.

 2800 years BC, namely Shennong taught people eating hemp seed, as their primary food.

 Ancients as the first grain of hemp, from the "Book of Songs", "Lu", "Yellow Emperor prime ask" to "Arts for the People", "Compendium of Materia Medica", there are many records about marijuana use.

 Ming Li's "Compendium of Materia Medica" records, "hemp seed deficiency Jiufu not old, a fairy." Discussion of hemp seed in medicine and health care use up to hundreds.

  AD 1776, the founding of the United States of America who, the "Declaration of Independence" drafted on hemp paper manufactured.  

  19th century, Queen Victoria by taking hashish to treat dysmenorrhea. 

  Industrial hemp can take advantage of the body, its roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit contains very rich material, it is widely used in the textile, paper, food, medicine, health, cosmetic, leather, automotive, construction, decoration, packaging and many other areas. Since the early 1990s, Europe and other developed countries have increased efforts to develop industrial hemp industry, has developed about 30,000 kinds of products, formed a huge group of industries.

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