Before last weekend, the last time a legal hemp crop was harvested in the United States was in 1957, the year of my birth. The place was Wisconsin. Ever since then, growing hemp was illegal anywhere in the USA.
But, last weekend, 55 acres of hemp were grown and harvested in Colorado, and it was legal.
In our history, hemp once was a major agricultural crop and whole communities were named after it. For example, I live in Hershey, Pennsylvania or just 30 minutes from Hempfield, Pennsylvania!