Cannabis Time Capsule 1949: Crossword Puzzle's Solution is Hash From Hemp
Most of us know by now that hemp and the cannabis we all like to get high and medicated with aren't the same thing and that you can't get hash from hemp (unless, apparently, you're using the Stanley brothers'
cannabis hemp oil).
But back in 1949, that wasn't common knowledge. In fact, we doubt many people knew the two were even slightly related, which makes their usage in this crossword puzzle from the Record-Journal of Douglas County highly unusual.
Here's the puzzle:
We imagine the solution baffled a few readers when they finally completed the puzzle and realized the rope-making stuff they had grown for the war was somehow getting people high as kites.