Each year hemp farmers in the US legally plant seeds in the ground, tend plants all season, and cross their fingers that they won’t have to destroy the entire crop by harvest time.
The 2018 Farm Bill opened up hemp cultivation in the US, allowing for more expansive hemp cultivation and for hemp-derived products to be sold and even transported across state lines.
Biologically, hemp and cannabis are essentially the same type of plant, but grown for different purposes. Varieties called “cannabis” have traditionally been grown for the medicinal cannabinoids in the flowers of the plant, like THC and CBD; plants called “hemp” were typically grown for their stalks and leaves to make paper, textiles, and industrial goods.
Hemp varieties also contain…
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