Looking back at the Hemp Politics in Wisconsin, we learn that during World War II, citizens across the state called for the U.S. government to install processing plants across their state.
The crop they were looking to grow and process was hemp. At that time, hemp was used to make all kinds of products for the war effort, and just like today, it had the potential to boost the economy and create jobs in small communities and towns. Southern Wisconsin had ideal soil conditions for growing the crop and the area was perfect for setting up processing facilities.
Today, hemp advocates are trying to bring the crop back to Wisconsin. The fertile soils of Southern Wisconsin hold the same promise as eighty years ago, before hemp was made illegal.
Click here to read more.