Sen. Ron Wyden maintains that there is a big difference between hemp and weed.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) renewed his efforts to end the federal ban on industrial hemp cultivation in a speech delivered Thursday.

Under the federal Controlled Substances Act, hemp is classified under marijuana, but according to Wyden, hemp and marijuana are “very, very different in key ways.”

“Industrial hemp does not have the psychoactive properties of marijuana. You’d have as much luck getting high by smoking cotton from a T-shirt as you would by smoking hemp,” Wyden said to his colleagues on the Senate floor.

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