FINALLY, the hemp industrial and environmental revolution is here! Obama signed the new Farm Bill into law : HR 525 & S. 359 paving the way for states to begin cultivation of industrial hemp for research purposes. California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 566 last year which legalizes industrial hemp development in my state. Through some initial research it appears that 9 states have adopted hemp legalization, and 11 more are pending.
This is incredible news with tremendous potential for boosting the American economy, creating cleaner industries, and sustainable jobs creation. I’ve been waiting for this for half of my life, and now I can’t contain my excitement about creating a huge buzz about it (no pun intended for those of you thinking this is about the psychoactive kind of marijuana…industrial hemp doesn’t do that).
Let’s get educated and start creating some green businesses
Hempcrete, biofuel, paper, plastics, food security, cosmetics, the list is extensive.