The United States has an impressive Hemp History. Prior to the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, hemp was a significant crop across the nation. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper, the first flag was made of hemp, and Henry Ford built a car out of hemp. But the Tax Act put an exorbitantly high tax on marijuana, which had a detrimental effect on growing hemp.
Fast forward to 2017 and we see a resurgence of the hemp industry in the U.S. In Kansas, advocates are trying to get on board with the booming industry by rallying to pass legislation that will enable farmers to grow industrial hemp.
An event is scheduled for Thursday at 4 pm, to gather lawmakers, farmers and other interested parties to provide information about the hemp industry – its benefits and cash crop potential.
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