Amendment 64 was responsible for the legalization of marijuana in Colorado. The Amendment also legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp, marijuana’s cousin.
Although Marijuana and hemp come from the same plant, they are entirely different varieties. Hemp contains a no more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol, the ingredient that creates the high that marijuana gives. Despite this, hemp was made illegal in 1957 along with marijuana.
Colorado is one state that recognizes the difference between Hemp vs. Marijuana, and farmers can reap the benefits of this. Many products can be made from hemp, such as food products, paper, clothing, biofuel and building materials.
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