The fourth annual NoCo Hemp Expo this past weekend featured more than 130 vendors and 60 speakers, all sharing information about this amazing plant.
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The plant is almost magical, advocates say, with a range of applications from paper to medicine. So why is it illegal to grow?
Hemp isn’t just for hackin’ the sack at Phish shows or making rope. This amazing plant, a non-psychoactive variety of cannabis grown specifically for industrial purposes, has a vast number of applications for a greener planet.
Every part of the hemp plant has great market value‒the seeds, stalks, leaves and hurd (the woody core of the stalk). Traditionally, Natives used hemp to make medicinal salve, fishing nets and clothing.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Marijuana is growing in Mesa County, but it won't get you high. "We were saving the ranch. It wasn't selling and we had to come up with a way to cover expenses," said Margaret Richardson, a co-owner at Salt Creek Hemp Company.
As tobacco declines, some hope that hemp can be a “gateway crop” to financial sustainability for the state’s small farms.