Imagine how important hemp must have been to those early people if it was what they decided to stay in one place for?
It wasn't until the early part of the twentieth century that hemp cultivation became outlawed in most of the industrialized world. The chapter in The Hemp Miracle about the history of hemp walks you through the journey of civilization and how hemp has been used in virtually every part of the world for rope, cloth, food, and medicine.
The book goes on to discuss how hemp became associated with addiction and crime in the early twentieth century. This is a fascinating story that must be told.