A crop of Hemp, the non-psychoactive cannabis used to produce wax, rope, cloth, oil and more, has been planted in Southeast Colorado — for the first time in the United States in almost six decades.
The selling of hemp products is perfectly legal (about $500 million worth are imported from other countries every year), according to Real Farmacy.com. But the growing of it is against federal law because it is a cousin of marijuana, even though it does not have the same THC.
Marijuana has been legalized in Colorado so Ryan Loflin of Springfield went ahead on Monday, anyway, and planted 60 acres of hemp. He wants to produce oil instead of growing alfalfa and bring attention to a bill now in congress that would legalize industrial hemp.
(READ the article from the Denver Post)