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Hemp Oakum

“Oakum is a preparation of tarred fiber used in shipbuilding for caulking or packing the joints of timbers in wooden vessels and the deck planking of iron and steel ships, as well as cast iron pipe plumbing applications. It was forced between the seams using a hammer and a caulking iron, then sealed into place with hot pitch.” Oakum …

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Learning about Hemp – 15 Facts about Hemp

Our money even reflected industrial hemp's great value - the 10 dollar bill

Hemp is the common name for plants of the entire genus Cannabis, although the term is often used to refer only to cannabis strains cultivated for industrial use (low or no THC varieties). Industrial hemp has many uses, including paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction, health food, and fuel. It is …

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Ordered to grow hemp, yep ordered

Letter to the Editor: America’s first marijuana law was enacted in 1619 and it ordered all farmers to grow hemp seed. The primary reason for war by America against Great Britain in 1812 was for access to Russian Cannabis hemp. The hemp seed was so important to our country, that …

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