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Green Rush: How Hemp Is Growing the Economy and Transforming American Farming

• https://fee.org by Brittany Hunter

As federal marijuana prohibition slowly fades away into the depths of history, the burgeoning legal recreational cannabis market is poised to usher in a green rush for the US economy. And while many are excited about the fiscal implications of this entirely new economic sector, and rightfully so, there is another "green" market on the rise that isn't getting quite as much attention.

When Congress passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill, last December, it effectively ended the federal government's prohibition of industrial hemp. And just six months after its passage and subsequent declassification as a federally controlled substance, hemp is already proving itself to be a lucrative crop for farmers, consumers, and job-seekers. In fact, hemp has so much potential economically speaking, it leads many to wonder why it was ever illegal in the first place.

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Editors note: "I had the chance to meet David Wise of Hemp Fed Beef Company at a North American Industrial Hemp Council meeting. David explained to me the role that hemp played in his cattle feed. Hemp acts as a nutritional uptake catalyst which enables the cattle to gain lean muscle mass. As a cautionary note, David warned that feeding cattle too much hemp would cause them to “have the runs.” This can serve as good advise for any cattle rancher who decides to make his / her own ”home brew” hemp-fortified cattle feed." - Seven years ago, David Wise created his own special recipe for cow feed. - http://www.globalhemp.com/2004/05/hemp-is-the-not-so-secret-ingredient-in-farmers-cow-feed.html


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