The question I have, is how all of this attention can help (and not over shadow) marijuana’s more nutritious cousin, hemp, to finally become a mainstream crop here in the United States. Twenty-two states have actually legalized industrial hemp farming as per Sec. 7606 of the Farm Bill and the Industrial Hemp Farming Act introduced in both the House and the Senate in January of this year is encouraging more farmers to grow this very sustainable crop. In a climate that many including myself view as under siege, hemp restores nutrients to the soil via phytoremediation and does not require chemical pesticides or herbicides. In fact, George Washington grew hemp crops, as did Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on their lands.
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