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4 minutes ago, from the home of CC said:

been waiting for my hemp reusable shopping bags that will last a lot longer than myself...

Now here is a useless fact on that very subject for you.   Bangladesh (as it is now known) used to be the prime source of hemp for the kit bags for the British Army.  It was the cloth kind though not the smoking variety.

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12 minutes ago, from the home of CC said:

been waiting for my hemp reusable shopping bags that will last a lot longer than myself...

My brother keeps suggesting I start a business making hemp shopping bags so I will be looking into this.Has to be a huge global market.

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18 minutes ago, FarFlungFalang said:

You silly bugger you've already posted your location on this forum so unscrupulous types can use google maps to zoom in and see when your crop is ready for harvest!

I said I was THINKING about it.

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29 minutes ago, from the home of CC said:

I understand why the British Army used it, damn stuff is almost indestructable. Yea, it would be a little harsh to smoke lol. I believe the seeds were also used to make oil for fighter planes engines.

  https://www.truthabouthemp.org/History.html

Excellant thanks and another piece of info that will be stored  by me

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"You could even be jailed in America for not growing cannabis during several periods of shortage, e.g., in Virginia between 1763 and 1767."

 

I hope Thailand introduces this type of legislation and soon,certainly makes good sense to me.

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2 hours ago, geoffbezoz said:

Excellant thanks and another piece of info that will be stored  by me

The Army may have used a little but from 1550-1850 the Navy used it extensively for ropes - the Navy was the premier force, the Army being not very relevant in the art of piracy and slave shipping. During the reign of Henry VIII, it was compulsory to grow a quarter acre of hemp for every 60 acres under cultivation. When demand exceeded supply the American colonies were instructed to supply hemp for the navy.

The British took India (which included present day Bangladesh) in 1858 just after the abolition of slavery, so if Bangladesh did supply the UK it would have been after the time it was used extensively.

UK growing was outlawed in 1928 (at the behest of the US who wanted to protect Hearst's newsprint business) and allowed again in 1993.

https://www.ukhemp.co.uk/articles/a-brief-history-of-hemp-in-the-uk

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25 minutes ago, mrfill said:

The Army may have used a little but from 1550-1850 the Navy used it extensively for ropes - the Navy was the premier force, the Army being not very relevant in the art of piracy and slave shipping. During the reign of Henry VIII, it was compulsory to grow a quarter acre of hemp for every 60 acres under cultivation. When demand exceeded supply the American colonies were instructed to supply hemp for the navy.

The British took India (which included present day Bangladesh) in 1858 just after the abolition of slavery, so if Bangladesh did supply the UK it would have been after the time it was used extensively.

UK growing was outlawed in 1928 (at the behest of the US who wanted to protect Hearst's newsprint business) and allowed again in 1993.

https://www.ukhemp.co.uk/articles/a-brief-history-of-hemp-in-the-uk

I was talking rubbish I'm afraid, must be old age. It was Jute that was for bags, amongst other things,  for the British army, not hemp, and was the main supplier. Bangladesh is still the 2nd highest producer in the world according to Wiki.

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9 minutes ago, geoffbezoz said:

I was talking rubbish I'm afraid, must be old age. It was Jute that was for bags, amongst other things,  for the British army, not hemp, and was the main supplier. Bangladesh is still the 2nd highest producer in the world according to Wiki.

np. I can remember jute sacks being used for potatoes, flour, coal and the sack race on school sports day....

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