In U.S. Hemp Politics, Senator Lena C. Taylor talks about how the fears surrounding marijuana, and the lack of knowledge about hemp, make conversations about legalising either one of them a challenging task.
There is a lack of awareness about the significant differences between the plants, their uses and methods of cultivation.
In 2010, Taylor was part of a group of legislators who studied the uses and economic benefits of hemp. The group researched the use of industrial hemp as an alternative source for producing fuel and motor oil, and making food and body care products.
In addition to finding positive results for product creation, they also discovered the sustainable and economic benefits of this versatile plant.
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