Some people say not
all varieties of hemp can be smoked to get high. In the 19th
century western regions of Russia, eastern Belaru, north-eastern
Belarus were cultivating hemp to make fabrics and ropes. The main
plant for fabrics in Belarus was flax. Flax is grown to these days.
Flowers of flax is on our commie coat of arms.
This is a picture of
hemp harvesting in USSR in 1956 :
People were also
growing poppy plants for poppy seeds in cooking. Today, poppy and hemp are
prohibited from growing by law.
We also make pancakes from flour, cheese, zucchini,
potatoes. Potato pancake served with smiatana (smetana) is Belarusian
nationa dish. Potato pancakes are cooked across eastern, central and