The proposed Hemp Farming Act of 2018 would remove industrial hemp from the U.S.A’s list of controlled substances, making it a legal crop once again, and it’s putting Hemp in the News.
The state of Kentucky once had a thriving hemp industry, long before the success of the tobacco industry, but in 1937 hemp was dragged into the war on drugs along with its cousin, marijuana, and deemed illegal. Now the crop is making a comeback.
Hemp and marijuana look like the same plant, but hemp contains a minuscule amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the element that gives the marijuana high. Hemp can be used to make thousands of products, such as food, fibre, oil, medicine, paper and fuel.
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