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Congress Is Considering Lifting Ban On Industrial Hemp


If I could say anything right now, I'd scream "FINALLY!". 'Cause this is something, I personally have been waiting for, aside from legalization. You see, Cannabis is a plant that can be used for drugs and such and even though not fully justified but perhaps that's a good-enough reason for the government. But Hemp, what has Hemp done to anyone? It's worthless as a drug. All you can do with it is really cheap building materials, paper, furniture, medicines, fuel... You get the point. It's sustainable and easy/fast to grow. But the plant, unfortunately is still illegal. The good news is that House and Senate leaders announced that they have come to an agreement on a reconciled version of The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (farm bill), where they agree (among other things) to lift a long-standing ban on industrial and commercial Hemp production and, also make Hemp no longer a Schedule I substance in the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, granting each state the faculty to regulate its production, rather than ban it nationwide through Federal Law.


Unlike Marijuana, which has been difficult to legalize in all states due to state-unique idiosyncrasies, hemp has been generally well received by the agricultural community in the United States, where already 40 states are on board with the idea of making Hemp an agricultural commodity and I expect it to go nation-wide after that, after the remaining states realize how versatile this plant is.

And regardless of the Cannabis Community, what this means to the rest of us, is cheaper goods and products, because they're made with a more sustainable source, so I'm looking forward to this.


You can read more at:

https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/419571-congress-is-poised-to-finally-lift-its-longstanding-ban-on-industrial


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