Cannabis sativa is the oldest and most resourceful crop sown. In fact, sativa means 'useful' in Latin. Canvas is derived from "canabis", the Latin word for "marijuana". Industrial hemp could supply most of mankind's fuel, fiber and food needs and will be the agent of transformation for our economy away from many toxic petrochemical products to nontoxic, agriculturally-based alternatives.
Cannabis sativa produces more fuel, fiber and food per land area cultivated than any other plant. Archaeologists agree that cannabis has been purposely cultivated for over 12,000 years and all archeaologists agree it is among the first few crops purposely cultivated by humans, and could well be the first. Cannabis flowers produce a medicine, sacrament and social drug that mimics newly discovered neurotransmiters, or brain chemicals.