Hemp in the News - combine harvesting hemp crop

Spain is seeing an increase in the cultivation of hemp. In the European Union it is legal to grow hemp with a maximum of 0.2 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Hemp had been grown extensively for thousands of years, to produce nutritional and medicinal products, clothing and textiles, and skincare products, to name just a few. However, in 1937 the United States made all forms of cannabis (including hemp) illegal, in order to boost the production of cotton and synthetic fibres. This had a devastating effect on the global cultivation of hemp.

Hemp production is making a comeback today, though, as awareness of the many uses of hemp increases, and governments are beginning to recognize industrial hemp as a valuable agricultural and industrial commodity.

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