George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both advocated for the benefits of hemp.
"Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.""We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption."
- Thomas Jefferson
- John Adams
"The greatest service that can be rendered to any country is to add a useful plant to its culture." -Thomas Jefferson
"An acre of the best ground for hemp, is to be selected and sewn in hemp and be kept for a permanent hemp patch." - Thomas Jefferson's Garden book 1849"Why use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?"