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By James F. Hopkins

it's tough to think that at one time burley tobacco used to be now not the executive funds crop in Kentucky. but for greater than part a century hemp ruled the state's agricultural production.

James Hopkins surveys the hemp in Kentucky from its starting via its whole loss of life on the finish of global warfare II, describing the procedures of seeding and harvesting the plant, and advertising and marketing synthetic items made up of the fiber.

With debate shortly raging over the legalization of business hemp, it truly is crucial that a correct portrait of this arguable source be on hand. even though initially released in 1951, Hopkins's paintings continues to be remarkably present as hemp production at the present time is little replaced from the practices the writer describes. This version comprises an up to date bibliography of contemporary courses about the medical, financial, and political features of business hemp.

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