December 17, 2018 4:58 pm

How Hemp And The Farm Bill May Change Life As You Know It

The 2018 US Farm Bill has now legalized commercial production of hemp. But what is hemp, and why should you care?

What is hemp?

Imagine a sweater softer than anything you’ve ever felt before, and more durable than cotton.

Imagine a car built with something lighter than steel that could stand 10 times the impact without denting.

Imagine if you could save four acres of trees by making paper from a single acre of a rapid-growing plant, instead.

Imagine biodegradable Legos.`

Now imagine all this possibility actually exists but you can’t enjoy any of it because people in power once decided the plant from which it’s all derived has a scorned cousin named “marijuana.” If you can wrap your mind around this dereliction of logic, only then can you begin to understand the painfully silly policies America’s had in place that have kept hemp from coating our farmland with hues of pale yellow and light green.

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