History of Hemp Hemp is an old commodity that was used thousands of years ago by ancient people. The main reason is that cannabis as a plant has the ability to provide industrial uses, medicinal value and is used as a recreational drug. Cannabis is one plant that is known to provide a range of uses that cannot be matched by any other plant. But, even with all these uses, the plant is still illegal in most countries and states. Recently some American states have lifted the ban of the crop and ...