Even though hemp is still federally classified as a drug, the product is in process of being legal to use.
A bill which allow for the cultivation of hemp is gaining attention in the House of Representative, a total of 43 cosponsors. Under the Federal Government's Controlled Substances Act, hemp is classified as marijuana, because it is grown from the cannabis plant. Industrial hemp is used in "tens of thousands of legal and legitimate products."
As a result of Cannabis' Schedule 1 Classification, hemp must currently be imported from other countries into the United States.
Six House bills and three Senate bills, all of which aim to separate hemp from psychoactive forms of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act. None have passed the committee phase of the legislative process to be held for vote.
Industrial hemp can be used to make everything from clothing to paper and even houses. Hemp has created opportunities for farmers and good paying jobs.
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