Twelve US Presidents Who Smoked Marijuana (Cannabis Hemp)




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RevolutionNews.US — American High Society — President George Washington wrote a letter that contained an oblique reference to what may have been hashish. “The artificial preparation of hemp, from Silesia, is really a curiosity.” Washington made specific written references to Indian hemp, or cannabis indica, and hoped to “have disseminated the seed to others. His August 7, 1765 diary entry, “began to separate the male from the female (hemp) plants,” describes a harvesting technique favored to enhance the potency of smoking cannabis, among other reasons. Hemp farmer Thomas Jefferson and paper maker Ben Franklin were ambassadors to France during the initial surge of the hashish vogue. Their celebrity status and progressive revolutionary image afforded them ample opportunities to try new experiences. Jefferson smuggled Chinese hemp seeds to America and is credited with the phrase in the Declaration of Independence, “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Did the Founding Fathers of the United States of America smoke cannabis? Some researchers think so. Dr. Burke, president of the American Historical Reference Society and a consultant for the Smithsonian Institute, counted seven early presidents as cannabis smokers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor and Franklin Pierce. Early letters from our founding fathers refer to the pleasures of hemp smoking,” said Burke. Pierce, Taylor and Jackson, all military men

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25 Responses to “Twelve US Presidents Who Smoked Marijuana (Cannabis Hemp)”

  • RevolutionNewz:

    @mrfrosty8172 american high society on the history channel

  • mrfrosty8172:

    @RevolutionNewz what is the name of the documentary!?
    is it all about weed/hemp

  • jamestaylorguy:

    @buzwazfuz that is bullshit marijuana was not that different, unless you consider white widow. but it doesnt matter if you had to smoke one or two phattys. peace

  • SOUTHSIDER826:

    i bet they were stoneed while writting the consitution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so legalize it!

  • 11thFrog:

    our constitution is written on hemp…
    our federal government has illegally outlawed marijuana =/

    marijuana would require a constitutional amendment to be lawfully outlawed..

    our founders must be rolling in their graves =/

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