The Hemp Revival: Why Marijuana’s Cousin Could Soon Be Big Business

The useful crop has seen renewed interest alongside legalized weed – and there are signs that US officials are warming to it.

Long associated with the hoariest hippie stereotypes, hemp is now chic.

The crop – which is a cannabis plant very similar to marijuana, but lacking its best-known property: getting you high – is a versatile raw material, and like its more notorious relative, it could once again become very lucrative.

The spread of marijuana legalization has sparked renewed interest not because of hemp wallet fanatics – but due largely to demand for CBD, a chemical both it and marijuana produce in which some see potential as a pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement.

– Read the entire article at The Guardian.