U.S. Congress hopes to see Hemp History rewritten very soon, with the legalisation of industrial hemp. This law change will give way to a revival of a crop that once flourished across the country. That was before the war on drugs.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky has been the mastermind behind the hemp campaign, which has been ongoing for the past ten years. If the Senate farm bill, (which includes hemp legalisation), is passed, hemp will be removed from the federal controlled substances list and reclassified as an agricultural commodity.
Hemp was lumped in with marijuana on the controlled substances list because they are both strains of the cannabis sativa plant. However, hemp advocates have contended that hemp’s misalignment with marijuana has deprived farmers of this versatile and potentially lucrative crop.
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