Alaskan Senator Johnny Ellis finds it puzzling that growing marijuana will soon be legalized in the state of Alaska, but hemp cultivation remains illegal. Sen. Ellis introduced a bill that would change this by allowing industrial hemp to be grown. He believes hemp could help diversify and stabilize the economy.
Hemp can be used to produce a wide variety of products, such as rope, fuel, paper, clothes, and more. It is legal in many countries around the world, but not the U.S.
The issue of Hemp vs. Marijuana is one of the main reasons why hemp is still illegal in the states, but they are actually two different species of the cannabis plant. Unlike marijuana, hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive ingredient.
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