The Colville Confederated Tribes become the first tribe in Hemp History to join the expanding hemp-growing industry.

The hemp-growing boom in the U.S. is bringing in an estimated 690 million today and is forecast to hit almost 2 billion by 2020.

Swawilla Basin, near Keller Ferry in Washington state, is the first step for the tribe in experimenting with the crop. They have 60 acres growing hemp, and are contemplating it becoming close to 500 acres in the area next season.

Hemp History

With some of the most famous people in history, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, among the names, hemp has quite a history in the U.S.A. Hemp has been outlawed since the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act. However, the 2014 Farm Act is revitalizing the growth of the industry.

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