More Resources

Dive deeper into hemp's history and benefits with these great resources.

For information on the benefits of hemp – its botanical proprieties, its nutritional value and why it’s so good for the planet – we suggest you visit the following resources:



You can also follow these links to some of our favorite reads:


Hemp Hurds as Paper-Making Material
By Lyster H. Dewey and Jason L. Merrill
United States Department of Agriculture
Bulletin No. 404
October 14, 1916, 24 pages


By Lyster H. Dewey
From the Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture – 1913
Government Printing Office, 1914
72 pages
(PDF file 2.6MB)


Farmers’ Bulletin No. 1935
United States Department of Agriculture
April 1952, 16 pages
(PDF file 5.6MB)


New Billion-Dollar Crop
Popular Mechanics Magazine
February 1938


The Controversial Crop
Controversial Crop is the story of the quest to re-establish industrial hemp farming in the United States. Told from an agricultural perspective, the show has profiles of prospective farmers, agricultural experts, researchers, processors, and retailers as well as clear information about the crop. From Episode 315 of America’s Heartland, a production of KVIE TV-6 in Sacramento, California.


Standing Silent Nation

A full-length documentary about the struggle of the Lakota Sioux to grow industrial hemp.
Also available from Vote Hemp for a donation.


Too High to Fail

Doug Fine’s book Too High to Fail, author provides us with an in-depth look at the burgeoning legal cannabis industry and how the “new green economy” is shaping our country.


Hemp Bound

In the book Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution, bestselling author Doug Fine embarks on a humorous yet rigorous journey to meet the men and women who are testing, researching, and pioneering hemp’s applications for the twenty-first century.