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According to #thewashingtonpost it is true that #georgewashington grew #hemp in #abundance, especially on one plot of land he called #muddyhole. #thehuffingtonpost goes on to say that in his farm journal of August 7, 1765, Washington notes that he “began to separate the male from the female hemp… rather too late.” #thomasjefferson wrote that hemp “is abundantly #productive and will grow for ever on the same spot.” Hemp was a popular plant at that time and had tremendous value for many industrial applications. At times #virginia farmers even had to pay to grow it. Hemp strains were utilized for making rope, creating #canvas and even being spun into #clothing. #oil from the #seeds was used to create things like #paints or #varnishes. Overall, the plant was primarily looked at as a #cashcrop for all of its uses. At the time, hemp was invaluable to a naval force. The strength of the #rope produced by hemp came in handy aboard ships and as such, it was one of the most important crops that could be grown in a country that had an active navy. One such country was #britain, which saw the necessity to have significant crops of the plant. Growing hemp would be necessity for #colonial Virginia to support the #british. This is where the growth of hemp was introduced into colonial #america. Over the years, hemp would come to be seen as an important part of American production. While they were part of the British colonies, it was seen as necessary to aid the strength of their navy. After the United States gained #independence, hemp was still primarily seen as a #valuable crop and the #government#encouraged its growth. On top of that, the British, still seeing hemp as a #necessity for their own naval strength, offered lucrative bounty programs in the #hopes of gaining exports from #americanhempfarmers.