1619 - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FIRST CANNABIS LAW IN THE NEW WORLD
(or James Towne or Jamestowne) was a settlement in the Colony of
Virginia. Established by the Virginia Company of London as "James
Fort" on May 14, 1607 it was the first permanent English
settlement in what is now the United States.
1619, Jamestown colony law declared that all settlers were required
to grow Indian hemp. Its the New World's first marijuana
hemp cultivation laws were passed in Massachusetts in 1631 and in
Connecticut in 1632. The use of hemp for rope and fabric was
ubiquitous throughout the 18th and 19th centuries in the United
States. George Washington grew hemp at Mount Vernon as one of his
three primary crops.
Robert (2003). Hemp - American History Revisited. New York City:
M. Herdon.Apr., 1963 Hemp in Colonial Virginia, Agricultural History
Vol. 37, No. 2.