We will add to this list from time to time, but here’s some of our favorites to get you started:
The Emperor Wears No Clothes: Hemp and the Marijuana Conspiracy (1985–2010)
This one is a classic. The best-selling hemp book of all time.
Author Jack Herer’s authoritative history of hemp’s myriad uses, and of the war on this plant. Herer thoroughly documents the petrochemical industry’s plot to outlaw this renewable source of paper, energy, food, textiles, and medicine.
The story begins in 1973 when Herer begins compiling tidbits of information about the Cannabis plant and its numerous uses. After a dozen years of collecting and compiling historical data, Herer first published his work in 1985. Revised and updated several times over the years, with the final 12th edition published in 2010 after Herer’s death at age 70.
Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution (2014)
In Hemp Bound:Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution, bestselling author Doug Fine embarks on a humorous yet rigorous journey to meet the men and women who are testing, researching, and pioneering hemp’s applications for the twenty-first century.
This book was one of the major influences in our deciding to create Hemp Go Green.
American Hemp: Sow It Everywhere, Grow Our Future, Save the Planet (2019)
Due out in April. This one looks really good!
The movement to legalize marijuana has always treated hemp as an afterthought or a separate battle, even though both plants are indiscriminately listed as schedule 1 narcotics under the Controlled Substance Act. American Hemp asks what’s stopping America from saving the planet, bringing new jobs to a stagnant economy, and making everyone healthier? Why don’t most Americans know that hemp absorbs carcinogens, heavy metals, lead, and nuclear waste from the soil and water? Why does there seem to be less enthusiasm for an all-American hemp industry than for marijuana?