The History and Uses of Industrial Hemp

Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity

Congressional Research Report by Renee Johnson

“Industrial hemp is an agricultural commodity that is cultivated for use in the production of a wide range of products, including foods and beverages, cosmetics and personal care products, and nutritional supplements, as well as fabrics and textiles, yarns and spun fibers, paper, construction and insulation materials, and other manufactured goods.”

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INDUSTRIAL HEMP:
CANADA EXPORTS, UNITED STATES IMPORTS

Fordham Environmental Law Review Publication by Courtney N. Moran

“There are 35 industrial western countries that permit the growing of hemp. We have taken a careful look at this in the North American Industrial Hemp Council. We cannot find one that has had a problem in distinguishing industrial hemp from marijuana. Canada, our next door neighbor, with this policy now for a decade plus, doesn’t have a problem distinguishing industrial hemp from marijuana.” – R. James Woolsey, Former Director of the CIA (from Fordham Law Review publication)

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