The Nevada Department of Agriculture knows the difference of Hemp vs. Marijuana and has granted approval for hemp cultivation in Douglas County.

An initiative to legalise cannabis in Nevada was rejected by Douglas County voters on the November 2016 ballot. But another strand of cannabis is taking root.

Positively Green, an organics company based in Las Vegas, has received approval from the Nevada Department of Agriculture for a 50-acre industrial hemp plot in Carson Valley.

Hemp vs. Marijuana

Co-owner Jason Tyler said there is a common misconception that people producing CBD (cannabidiol oil) are growing and smoking marijuana. The fact is, you could smoke an entire field of hemp and not get high. You’ll end up with nothing but a headache and a trip to the hospital.

The Nevada Department of Agriculture defines industrial hemp as a derivative of the Cannabis sativa L plant, a close relation to marijuana. But hemp has a very low amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component that gives the high, so hemp has no use as a drug. It’s use is for the production of a long list of products such as textiles, fibre, and cosmetics, to name just a few.

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