Hemp History: Invading Russia to halt Britain’s hemp supply

Napoleon BonaparteNapoelon attacked Russia because the British were reliant on them for hemp.

By Brian Houlihan, Dublin Hemp Museum | When Napoleon’s invaded Russia in 1812, the aim in part was to cut off Britain’s hemp supply, vital to the British war efforts as their large navy relied heavily on it for sailing and other uses. Read the story . . . and Meet Brian Houlihan at the Hemp2020 | Investment & Entrepreneurship Summit Oct. 19-20.