Hemp is a common plant found in much of the northern hemisphere that has been used for millennia by civilizations.
Hemp rope is naturally mould and mildew resistant, and is particularly popular with sailors, as ships and boats often used hemp rope as it was extremely strong.
The texture and look of hemp rope have almost become synonymous with strong winds, and large waves.
Hemp rope was also particularly popular with hunters as it is strong enough to allow hunters to pull, attach, fasten and carry their pray.
Hemp was mostly used as an industrial material (Similarly to cotton for example.) to create clothes, shoes, paper, bags and ropes.
Hemp is perfect for DIY projects such as decorating walls, rooms, handrails, water pipes, balcony guardrails and more as it adds a rustic element that is so critical for that outdoor image.
Hemp rope is also a great tool for creating an amazing experience when making a gift. It shows the person you really want them to feel the quality and effort that went into the present.
Hemp is part of the Cannabis Sativa plant family. The Cannabis plant has many strains, and goes under many names. Among them: Cannabis, Marijuana/Marihuana, Weed, Hemp, or Pot.
It is important to note that the substance (which reduces sleeplessness) further presented in this article is found only in small quantities in direct ‘Hemp oil’, for this reason, special high dosages should be used. These hemp derived oils are appropriately named after their chemical; such as CBD oil.
Hemp’s Historical Significance in the States
The US used to be at the forefront of Hemp processing.
George Washington himself was a fan of the plant and pressured the people around him to cultivate the practical plant.
President Washington was also known for growing the plant himself. It is believed that George Washington not only bred the plant for the fibres, but even sampled some of his strains in an attempt to find a solution to his toothache.
Thomas Jefferson was not to mention also a proponent of the hemp plant.
The hemp plant could be utilized for many reasons, making it be a very lucrious cash crop. Slaves would often find themselves working on hemp fields. Kentucky’s economy, in particular, was very tied to the production of hemp.
1937 marked the decline of hemp production in the United States, as the Marihuana Tax Act was passed which lead to a tax being levied on anyone doing business in hemp. The 1937 Marihuana Tax Act is credited for destroying the hemp industry and is believed to be propelled solely for the rise of similar adjacent industries in an attempt at greater profits. Despite this, hemp played a large lasting role throughout World War II, ensuring that US soldiers were always well equipped with proper uniforms. Largely thanks to Kentucky’s large hemp fields.
Industrial hemp cultivation in Northern America has been non-existant for years thanks to the public’s disdain for the Marijuana drug.
Even though hemp played a significant role throughout US history as a source of revenue and materials, in addition to its support of the troops it has been misconstrued and distorted by authorative entities as a dangerous drug leading to its unjust eradication as a useful material.
Hemp ropes legality
Hemp products are generally legal worldwide as they do not contain any CBD or THC substance.
This means you will not get high from smoking for instance a hemp rope. (Shocker)
Growing your own hemp is legal in some places. Recently, the president of the United States, Donald Trump has signed the Farm Bill making hemp have a legal status federally.
With this, the US has made large steps in making it easier for people to grow their own hemp, however, you will still need to apply for licensing.
Where to buy Hemp rope
Buying online is often the cheapest and quickest way to get your hands on some high quality hemp rope. Thats why we made a list of the best hemp ropes depending on your preferences.
Cheap (look alike) Hemp rope that works perfect for Arts and Crafts projects
to preface this, KINGLAKE rope is made from jute and not hemp, however if it is only about the physical aesthetics of the rope then this is a cheaper alternative that will give off those rustic looking vibes that you are craving for your little projects.
KINGLAKE is not just the best-priced rope for your own DIY projects but also one of the highest rated among crafty people. KINGLAKE hemp is 100% natural.
KINGLAKE Jute rope comes in 3 sizes:
The Best Real Hemp Rope
West Coast Paracord Twisted Manila Hemp Rope can be purchased in a humungous variety of lengths and thicknesses allowing you to get exactly the hemp rope you’re looking for.
West Coast Paracord’s hemp ropes are improved with a mineral oil which makes them perfect against any obstacle.
The hemp ropes are a little more costly but you are paying for real quality. The hemp ropes are available in diameters of: 1/2, 1/4, 1, 1.25, 1.5, 2, 3/4, 3/8, 5/8, 5/16 inch.
And available in lengths of: 10, 25, 50, 100, and 600 feet. (Told you there is a humungous variety.)
What do you use hemp rope for, I would love to hear from you in the comments below!