North Dakota puts Hemp in the News as hemp test plots across the state conclude that hemp is a viable crop for the state. Now it’s time to remove the barriers to allow all farmers access to the financially promising crop, and to give communities the opportunity for new employment in manufacturing.
The U.S. government treats industrial hemp and marijuana much the same. Without regulations for hemp farming, law enforcement would have great difficulty maintaining the laws for marijuana. A major difference between the two plants is that hemp contains only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Hemp is of no use to those interested in getting high from smoking the plant.
However, hemp has many other uses, and is a very beneficial crop for farmers. It is a versatile crop that can grow in almost any conditions, including the salty soil of North Dakota. It can also help replenish the soil for other crops like corn and soybeans. But hemp doesn’t just benefit farmers. A large scale hemp industry would require processing plants to process the hemp into oil and fibres, promising new industry jobs across the state.
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