In California Hemp Politics the spotlight falls on the legalisation of marijuana.
Proposition 64 will make recreational marijuana legal in the state of California, but let’s not overlook the other plant that will also become legal: industrial hemp.
Although hemp and marijuana are both species of the cannabis plant, hemp doesn’t contain the same levels of THC, (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Back in the 1940’s hemp was just another average crop, and a useful one at that. It was used to produce most of the rope and clothing during WWII.
But the federal government deemed it illegal in 1957.
With the passing of proposition 64, hemp advocates in California are looking forward to the return of numerous hemp fields in Kings County.
Recognising the potential of hemp and its many uses, Hanford resident Brian Neves Jr. sees the legalisation of hemp cultivation as the most important aspect of Prop.64.
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