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Industrial Use

Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. It is a tall, slender, fibrous plant similar to flax or kenaf. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed and other products.

State Hemp Laws

See which states have passed laws concerning industrial hemp.

Introduction

Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Illegally Green: Environmental Costs of Hemp Prohibition

In a report by the Reason Foundation, the feasibility of Hemp for industrial/ environmental purposes is shown to be excellent.