A Wyoming state lawmaker is advocating for Hemp vs. Marijuana by educating other lawmakers about its value of hemp.
Rep. Bunky Loucks recognizes the economic potential of industrial hemp and believes it could transform Wyoming’s agricultural industry. He’s very keen to make industrial hemp a legal crop for farmers all across the state. And just to set the record straight, you could smoke an entire field of hemp and still not get high.
Hemp contains an extremely low amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component in cannabis that creates the high. A comparison shouldn’t even be made between hemp and marijuana. Marketable (legal) marijuana can have up to 30 percent THC in it, whereas industrial hemp is permitted to have no more than 0.03 percent.
Loucks has been correcting his fellow lawmakers misconceptions about hemp, informing them that it is an entirely different plant than marijuana and should be recognized as such.
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