If the skeptics of industrial hemp took a closer look at the Hemp History of the U.S.A., they’d soon realise that it’s not a new crop for the U.S., but one that deserves a revival.
Two U.S. Senate Majority Leaders, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, are proposing the legalisation of industrial hemp. McConnell announced that the bill will “legalise hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of controlled substances.”
Hemp has strong roots in the history of American agriculture. Henry Clay, a Kentucky lawyer, farmer, and statesman, was one of the first to bring hemp seeds to the U.S. from Asia.
Clay’s advocacy for hemp dates back to 1810, when he backed government laws for the protection of domestically grown hemp.
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