Tag: hurds

  • The Schlichten Decorticator

    Perhaps the most important moment in the history of cannabis was in 1917 when George Schlichten announced to the world that he had invented a machine that could easily harvest hemp into high quality raw materials.  Instead of propelling hemp production into high gear, however, this was the final straw for Wall Street, which immediately […]

  • Early 20th Century Hemp Paper

    By Ted Smith In 1916, the USA Department of Agriculture published Bulletin #404, announcing to the world an important new discovery in hemp processing.  This discovery should have lead to a huge wave of interest in hemp, but ironically it was the trigger that lead to Reefer Madness as I will discuss in a later […]