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During the American Revolutionary War, which started in 1775, thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America. In 1776 Patriot wives and mothers were organizing spinning bees to clothe Washington’s troops, spinning the majority of the thread from hemp fibers. Without hemp, the Continental Army would have frozen to death at Valley Forge. At the same time, Common Sense was written by Thomas Paine. The pamphlet was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776. In his pamphlet, he encourages the colonist to fight for freedom. He

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1753: Cannabis is given its botanical name. Although people have cultivated cannabis throughout recorded history as a source of industrial fiber, seed oil, food, recreation, religious and spiritual enlightenment and medicine (where each part of the plant is harvested differently, depending on the purpose of its use), it would take until 1753 for hemp to be given an official name. In that year Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus decided on Cannabis sativa L. as the botanical name for hemp. Cannabis sativa is today known as an annual herbaceous plant in the Cannabis genus, a species of the Cannabaceae family.????????