George Washington’s Estate Mount Vernon is Finally Growing Cannabis Again

Mount Vernon’s director of horticulture is following in George Washington’s footsteps and reviving one of the founding father’s favorite hobbies: growing cannabis.

The idea to bring back the practice to Mount Vernon, Washington’s estate, was the genius of a 37-year-old farmer from North Carolina named Brian Walden. 

The Charlottesville-based farmer suggested that Mount Vernon should restore its long-lost tradition of growing cannabis—specifically industrial hemp, raised for its…

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