Slowly, the battle to reconstitute industrial hemp has been sweeping across the nation. States such as Colorado now have committees to govern the inspection of industrialized hemp to ensure its proper growth and safety. The committee in Colorado has until the beginning of 2014 to devise a method in which to register prospective farmers.
Even research conducted from colleges and universities for the use of industrial hemp has been approved in a very close eight-vote margin. Many other states are joining this collection of hemp production and future development as legislature is being passed to enable the industrialization of this misunderstood plant.
Although hemp is nearly identical to marijuana, it is indeed a separate plant. The THC levels within hemp are miniscule in comparison to its twin. Because these two plants are so closely related, the have been both deemed as “marijuana,” although they are significantly different.
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