Industrial Hemp is Legal Again!
I've gotta say I haven't found one helluva lot praiseworthy done by the 115th Congress, but this week they did something HUGE. Industrial hemp was moved from a controlled substance classification to an agricultural commodity as part of the farm bill Trump signed Thursday.
This is beneficial in several ways. It will boost our economy and job creation. We can reduce our imports. Hemp requires less water and is more frost resistant. It is a renewable and environmentally friendly commodity: "One acre of hemp from a fiber crop is equal to four acres of trees, yet hemp is grown annually and trees are grown in 15 to 20 years."
It can be used to make many things: " including health foods, organic body care, clothing, construction materials, biofuels, plastic composites and more (according to one source, more than 25,000 products can be made from hemp)."
The one drawback is the FDA hasn't given the all clear on CBD oil...
But I still think this is a really good move by Congress. It's about damn time!