Back in the day George Washington had an entire farm field dedicated to the growth of hemp. He loved the bud and in 1794 he even wrote a letter to Secretary of Finance William Pearce in which he marveled at its benefits, saying to Pearce, "Make the most of the Indian hemp seed, . . . and sow it everywhere!"
I want you to make the most of Hemp and plant it everywhere on my farmlands that haven't been previously reserved for other things.
The establishment of Arsenals in convenient and proper places is, in my opinion, a measure of high national importance meriting the serious attention of Congress; and is one of those measures which ought to be brought to their view.