Scott Sparks, owner of a new hemp business in Vermont talks about the many Uses of Hemp and the challenges of working in the hemp industry in the U.S.

Sparks experienced several difficulties when starting his hemp-based shop in Brattleboro, Vermont, from finding a shop location to obtaining insurance.  There is still a lot of impediment in the hemp industry, due to the plants close resemblance to marijuana.

Uses of Hemp

Field of Hemp

Although hemp is growing in popularity throughout the U.S., there are still strict regulations at the federal level. The 2014 farm bill has permitted pilot programs for research purposes, but the federal laws continue to impede the hemp industry revival.

However, Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s motion to remove all federal restrictions, could give the hemp industry the green light many have been waiting for.

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