Feb, 2017

Celebrating Our Country’s Hemp Beginnings on President’s Day

Happy Presidents’ Day!

Presidents’ Day which falls on the third Monday in February originated to recognize our first President’s birthday, George Washington in 1885 which is on February 22nd. It wasn’t until 1971 during the Uniform Monday Holiday Act that gave more three-day weekends to workers that the holiday was expanded to honor all U.S Presidents past and present. Fun Fact: The Federal government still refers to the holiday as Washington’s Birthday.

We decided to honor the 45 Presidents in United States History with a sale of products that is fitting for some of our Presidents, especially the first one -- a sale of hemp products.

Did you know there are U.S Presidents who grew, used or advocated for the use of Hemp? Although there are have been several rumors, we researched the facts to find the truth.

Presidents known to have grown Hemp:

George Washington: According to Mount Vernon’s official website, George Washington not only advocated for hemp, but he grew it at Mount Vernon for industrial uses. He recognized the plant was a versatile crop that could be used to make rope, sail canvas, clothing, and repairing fishing nets. Records indicate that Washington considered the crop could be more lucrative than tobacco but ultimately decided wheat was a better investment at the time.george washington

Thomas Jefferson: Thomas Jefferson was an avid horticulturist and created a breathtaking garden at Monticello. There he cultivated hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables, including hemp. According to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello website, “some have pointed to a supposed reference in Jefferson's farm book to separating male and female hemp plants as evidence that he was cultivating it for purposes of recreational smoking; no such reference exists in Jefferson's farm book or any other document.”thomas jefferson

Presidents known to use hemp or cannabis:

James Monroe: According to his biographers, he smoked cannabis openly in Paris when he served as an ambassador to France and continued to consume cannabis even when he returned to the U.S.

Andrew Jackson: Known to have smoked marijuana with troops during the War of 1812.

Zachary Taylor: Also smoked cannabis with American forces but during the Mexican-American War.

Franklin Pierce: Along with President Taylor, Pierce enjoyed cannabis with troops during the Mexican-American War and later referred to marijuana as "about the only good thing to come out of the war."

John F. Kennedy: To deal with severe back pain, JFK admitted to smoking marijuana in the White House with Jim Truitt, and Mary Meyer. He was quoted in John F. Kennedy: A Biography, which described this White House scene.

Barack Obama: Obama went on record admitting he inhaled because “that was the point”

There's one President rumored to have used cannabis that we just wanted to highlight. Nothing has ever been substantiated by these claims, but thinking Honest Abe was also using hemp.

Several rumors about Abraham Lincoln and his use of hemp have surfaced throughout the years but none ever have been proven with credible evidence. A quote that is commonly mistaken being said by Lincoln in 1855 is "Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica."; however, the company Hohner was not founded until 1857


In honor of all these Hemp loving Presidents, we’re having a hemp product sale!

Our featured hemp products are:

Treatibles Pet Chews Treatibles specializes in making hemp wellness chews for animals. They were founded on the values of compassionate care, quality ingredients, consistent reliable information, and integrity. Their products provide support for animals with a broad spectrum of conditions and helps to facilitate calm and balance.

Auntie Dolores CBD Chocolate Brownie Bites This CBD only brownie is infused with 50 mg of CBD and is made with coconut sugar making it a low glycemic option as well as dark chocolate rich in antioxidants and yummy flavor.  Enjoy a portion of the brownie depending on your individual needs or the whole thing.  The CBD in this brownie is derived from a hemp that is grown for medicinal purposes (non-industrial) and contains virtually no THC. Contains a proprietary blend of non-psychoactive cannabinoids, including CBN and CBG, for an entourage effect.

GSH Hemp Extract: Hemp oil is extracted from hemp plants. This extract is non-psychoactive which means it does not contain the cannabinoids found in marijuana called THC which cause a “high.” The nutrients found in the hemp plant are extracted carefully from the seeds of the plant and reduced to an oil form that is easily dissolved and absorbed in your system.

GSH CBD Isolate: CBD Isolate derived from hemp and is a natural, pure extraction of cannabidiol (CBD). The Isolate is 100% THC free which means there are absolutely no trace amounts of psychoactive properties. The CBD Isolate can be used as a concentrate for dabbing or for vaporizing.

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