This is your photo of the day sent to me by Tammy Marion– The poster swore it was NOT photo shopped. What say you? Linda always believes the McNeelys… As Gary Box said: “Trust the McNeelys to always be thinking ahead”
Xurk Mcneely posted the photo on Facebook
March 18 at 12:47 PM ·
Lanark 1880 back before it was illegal ..
Tweed in Smiths Falls-Since 2014, they’ve been producing high-quality cannabis products for tens of thousands of Canadians.
Over 4.3 million square feet of indoor and greenhouse cultivation space in Canada, and have partnered with experts in the industry, international growers, and more.
Mother plants- they are constantly working to refine well-known strains from around the world, while also breeding proprietary genetics.
- Hemp fact number 1
It was legal to pay taxes with hemp in America from 1631 until the early 1800s. Hemp was not the only crop a person could use for paying taxes. Tobacco, cotton, lumber and alcohol have all been used as currency in the United States as well. The reason for making it legal tender was to encourage farmers to grow more. You could then pay your taxes with cannabis hemp throughout America for over 200 years.
- Hemp fact number 2
At one time hemp was legal. Not only was it legal, the law required the growing of it. In fact, refusing to grow hemp in America during the 17th and 18th centuries was actually against the law. You could be jailed in Virginia for refusing to grow hemp from 1763 to 1769. Imagine that.
- Hemp fact number 3
The first crop to grow in many American states was industrial hemp. 1850 was a peak year for Kentucky, producing 40,000 tons. Hemp was the largest cash crop until the 20th century. With 80% of all textiles, fabrics, clothes, linen, drapes, bed sheets, etc., being made from hemp, it was one of the hottest crops for farmers to grow.
THREE HEMP DRYING PHOTOS 1800’S
Before the TWEED plant was the Hershey Chocolate Factory
NOW They are still making edibles:)
The Menasha Record
31 May 1912, Fri • Page 3
The Windsor Star
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
29 Jan 1894, Mon • Page 3
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
05 Feb 1918, Tue • Page 15
Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships SunScreamin’ Mamas (USA) and The Sherbrooke Record
Things were a lot fancier than today. In the United States and Europe, the use of cannabis resin and tinctures was associated with orientalism, a romantic notion of the exotic lands of the East, where exotic people did exotic things, while dressed in exotic silks and eating exotic foods. It was completely over the top.
Around 1854, Fitz-Hugh Ludlow, a student at Union College in Schenectady, New York purchased a Tilden & Company’s Indian Hemp Extract from his local apothecary. This cannabis tincture was claimed to fight off everything from rabies to tetanus. Ludlow had read of “hasheesh eaters” in a popular magazine account written by Bayard Taylor in Putnam’s Magazine. Young Ludlow started consuming massive amounts of this drug, and found himself hallucinating Silk Road palaces filled with panjandrums right there in upstate New York. In his own words,
“from Greece to farthest China, lay within the compass of a township; no outlay was necessary for the journey. For the humble sum of six cents I might purchase an excursion ticket over all the earth; ships and dromedaries, tents and hospices were all contained in a box of Tilden’s extract.”
Yes, he was so high that he was hallucinating ships and camels… what they call “Johnny Cash eating cake in a bush” high.
No photos of Ludlow exist LOLOL