ABOUT INDUSTRIAL HEMP IN US
Company Uses Hemp To Help Build Homes
Report by Bill Hudson, CBS
PRESCOTT, Wis. (WCCO) – Chances are pretty good that if somebody asks you about hemp, your first thoughts might land on the weed that gets rolled into joints. And that's the unfortunate reality plaguing proponents who seek to strip federal regulations on industrial grade hemp
Things are Changing in US
“This year’s Hemp History Week was the most successful yet. We generated over 15,000 letters to the U.S. House and the Senate; produced a record number of events throughout all 50 states; and most importantly saw Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduce an historic hemp amendment to the Farm Bill making it the first time language supporting industrial hemp farming has made it to the floor of the Senate since the 1950’s,” says Eric Steenstra, President of Vote Hemp.
Read more: The third Annual ‘Hemp History Week’ Campaign is Biggest Yet
Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity
Specialist in Agricultural Policy
January 19, 2012
Congressional Research Service
Industrial hemp is a variety of Cannabis sativa and is of the same plant species as marijuana.
However, hemp is genetically different and distinguished by its use and chemical makeup. Hemp has long been cultivated for non-drug use in the production of industrial and other goods. Some estimate that the global market for hemp consists of more than 25,000 products. It can be grown as a fiber, seed, or other dual-purpose crop. Read Full report.......