In Alaska’s Hemp Politics last month, lawmakers moved to legalise industrial hemp. This is great news for the state, which is in need of new economic opportunities, but the Senate Bill still needs Gov. Bill Walker’s seal of approval.
Once approved, a hemp pilot program will be introduced, which will allow approved applicants to grow hemp for research purposes. The bill will also distinguish hemp from marijuana by removing hemp from the regulations imposed on marijuana.
Hemp and marijuana are both species of the cannabis sativa plant, but they differ greatly. The most important difference to note is that hemp contains less than 0.3 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that gives the high.
In addition, the new ruling will allow hemp-based food products. Hemp seeds are highly nutritious, full of vitamins and minerals, high in protein, and a balanced source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Hemp Seed Hearts can be eaten in raw form, as hemp oil, or as hemp protein powder.
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