Hemp was a critically important product – it provided the

[Hemp was a critically important product – it provided the maritime fleet’s sails and ropes, among other things, but hemp was useless for getting stoned. Despite a desire to think that the history of entheogen use in England and northern & western Europe has been suppressed or was underground, any significant use appears unlikely. Social, religious and natural conditions precluded it.]

“Hemp (from Old English hænep) is a commonly used term for high-growing industrial varieties of the Cannabis plant and its products, which include fiber, oil, and seed. Hemp is refined into products such as hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper, and fuel.

Hemp is not to be confused with the close relative of the herb Cannabis which is widely used as a drug, commonly known as marijuana. These variants are typically low-growing and have higher content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and other cannabinoids.”

Pasted from <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp>

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