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The cultivation and use of hemp ( Cannabis sativa L . ) in ancient China

  title={The cultivation and use of hemp ( Cannabis sativa L . ) in ancient China},
  author={Xiao-Fang Lu and ROBERT C. Clarke},
Hemp in ancient Chinese literature Hemp was one of the earliest crop plants of China. Through long term efforts, the ancient Chinese domesticated hemp from a wild plant into a cultivated crop. According to the Chinese historic records and archeological data, the history of Chinese hemp cultivation and use spans approx. 5,000 to 6,000 years. The archeological record shows that China was the earliest region to cultivate and use hemp. From the time of the earliest primitive societies (about 4,000… 

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