George Washington

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Portrait of George Washington

George Washington was the first President of the United States (1789–1797), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

  • According to Cannabis Culture, said: "Make the most of the Indian hemp seed, and sow it everywhere!"[1]
  • Washington also reportedly wrote "Sowed hemp at muddy hole by swamp”, referring to cannabis planted away from the hemp he grew for fiber. He also wrote, “Began to separate the male from female plants at do [sic --rather too late” and “Pulling up the (male) hemp. Was too late for the blossom hemp by three weeks or a month,” possibly indicating a preference for female plants with higher THC. According to High Times contributor Russ Belville, Washington may have also used "hemp preparations" to relive pain from toothaches.[2]


  1. Fifty Famous Quotes About Cannabis (July 12, 2010), Cannabis Culture
  2. 11 US Presidents Who Smoked Marijuana by Russ Belville (February 17, 2014), High Times. Retrieved July 17, 2014.

Presidents of the United States

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