Take a look at America’s Hemp History and you may be surprised to learn that several presidents were, in fact, hemp farmers.
Industrial hemp has been misaligned with its controversial cousin for several decades. It was back in 1937 that U.S. Congress put a ban on marijuana, and due to its superficial resemblance, hemp got lumped in with the new law.
But let’s get the facts straight – hemp is not the same plant as marijuana. Hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant but has low or untraceable amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high.
Now, after decades of being misunderstood, hemp is making a comeback. It’s even being grown on George Washington’s farm.
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