Nearly a decade ago, former President Obama signed the Farm Bill of 2013 into law, which differentiated cannabis from hemp. The bill established anything with “0.3 percent of THC or less on a dry weight basis” is legally classified as hemp. This legislation also legalized agricultural pilot programs for hemp cultivation, thus increasing production en masse. Five years later the Farm Bill of 2018 — which included the Hemp Farming Act — was signed into law, de-scheduling hemp products with .3 percent or less THC content from the Controlled Substances Act. The rise of legal hemp has likewise led to an ascent of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating hemp plant extract.

The cannabis community has a strong interest in the impact of hemp products within both historic and modern societies — From collectively learning how prohibition historically causes systemic harm to new ingenious uses of hemp such as making paper, clothing, health supplements, or even a car.

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