Hemp is a low impact, fast-growing and clean plant to produce, and extremely versatile.

Hemp, rather foolishly, long carried a torrid reputation based on the intoxicating effects of its cousin, marijuana.

Though hemp doesn’t carry the same properties, for many years products made from it were illegal in the U.S. (not since 1998), as was growing it. It’s still illegal to grow it in many states – Texas, Arkansas, you others know who you are.

It’s a harmless plant for Pete’s sake. Hopefully, all of that will change soon.

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Jonathon Engels ~ OneGreenPlanet.org ~