In late 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 – also known as the 2018 Farm Bill – and with a single flourish of his presidential Sharpie, industrial hemp production was made legal once more. This was good news for the budding (pun intended) recreational marijuana and CBD industries but hemp has historically been used in a much more mundane manner… and some of those uses are primed for a comeback.
One Hemp or Two?
Removing legal barriers to cultivation is sure to help American farmers wounded by the ongoing trade wars but other nations are getting on the hemp bandwagon as well. Take Margent Farm, a 53-acre farm located in Cambridgeshire, UK. Margent Farm doesn’t just grow hemp, they’re actively exploring innovative ways to exploit the once-infamous plant’s natural properties for the benefit of all.
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