My blog is dedicated to the exploration of industrial hemp in America including the rich history of all forms of cannabis, the evolving law and politics of hemp and marijuana, the many products made from cannabis and the capacity, real or imagined, of hemp to re-industrialize rural America and revitalize the American family farm.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Nevada Governor Signs Industrial Hemp Bill Into Law
The measure will expand Nevada’s current law, passed in 2015, that allows hemp to be grown in the state for research purposes. The new law will allow the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp allowing the crop to grown for commercial, and not just research, purposes.
Currently, 19 producers grow about 500 acres of hemp for research purposes in Nevada, according to Russell Wilhelm, manager of the state industrial hemp program.
Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa that contains only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis.
Farmers worldwide grow hemp commercially for fiber, seed, and oil for use in a variety of industrial and consumer products, including food and clothing.