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hemp.jpgCannabis sativa (Hemp) is a fiber. Hemp is a variety of cannabis grown for the fiber and seeds. Hemp It is most commonly used for drug marijuana. Marijuana is a drug obtained from the flowering tops, stems, and leaves of the Hemp plant. Hemp was originally located in Asia. Hemp has many uses, rope, twine, construction materials, carpeting, clothing, paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction, health food, fuel cosmetics, and soap. The fiber and seed are extremely valuable and are often called a cash crop because of it value; Hemp may be the most useful plant known to man. Hemp grows quickly in very diverse soil conditions. Hemp was widely grown in the United States from the Colonial Period until the mid-1800s. Kentucky established itself as the leading hemp producer in the U.S. After the Civil War, hemp production declined in Kentucky, as well as in other areas of the country. U.S. production ended in 1958


Reasons why Hemp became illegal because it was associated primarily with Mexican American immigrant workers and African American jazz musician community and the two were often associated with evil and crime. Industrial hemp’s relationship to marijuana was also one of the reasons hemp became illegal. Violent crimes committed by immigrants reportedly intoxicated from marijuana became popularized (some people called it the devils weed), Hemp is also illegal because of its relation to marijuana. the main reason hemp became illegal was because of the concern of misuse. Hemp and marijuana are different plants of the same species. They are distinguished by their THC levels. THC is the main chemical that gives marijuana users their high. hemp production contain only trace amounts less than 1% and marijuana contains  3% to 15% trace amounts.

Recently in Kentucky a Medical Marijuana Bill was approved by the House Health and Welfare Committee and many other states have legalized .

There are companies that use hemp like Hemptations a hemp products manufacturer and retailer, hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds) the Most Concentrated and Best Balanced Source of Proteins, Essential Fats and Vitamins in Nature.


Some benefits of hemp:

People interested in preventative health and wellness


People with obesity

People with chronic constipation Elderly individuals with chronic health problems

People with high blood pressure

Individuals on carb-reduced diets

Individuals battling high cholesterol

People with Celiac Disease

People battling depression

Pregnant and lactating mothers

Children with hyperactivity disorders
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