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two famous cough country citizens
This man was the very first president and a beloved general that also managed a private hemp farm. In his journals, there are many references to hemp, which he used to make fishing nets as well as clothes.
"Make the most of Indian Hemp Seed and sow it everywhere."
- George Washington
Jefferson grew fields of hemp on his land, like most proprietors in that time, to be used for ships sails and other fibers.
"Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see."
"Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country."
- Thomas Jefferson