The two major hemp crops grown in North America are the alfalfa and the farmed hemp. These two crops produce 90% of the hemp crop, which is by far the most significant crop grown in the United States. The United States hemp industry supports more jobs than any other agricultural industry in the country, and the U.S. farmers depend on the revenues from the hemp market to keep the doors open at the federal level. Many hemp farmers are being forced to leave the industry because of threats to their ability to continue to grow profitable crops. Two of the biggest concerns have to do with water rights and genetically modified seeds.
The House has just recently approved legislation to extend the Biomimicry Loan Program, or CBD, to be used by farmers across the states to cultivate hemp for food and fuel. This legislation is a huge victory for the American people as we move closer to eliminating hemp farmers from the list of allowed crops in the nation. With this news, many wonder what is next for the hemp industry in the state of Ohio. The answer lies in the General Fund Lawsuit against the Obama Regime.
The suit was filed by the Ohio Department of agriculture (ODA) in January. The complaint revolves around two separate issues, one being that the Obama Administration has not taken the time to stop three commercial hemp farmers in Ohio from polluting the Great Lakes and they have already been sprayed with pesticides. They have also sued the Federal Drug Administration over the legality of hemp cultivation in Ohio. The second issue centers around whether the Hemp Farming, Promotion and Marketing Act of 2009 actually make any sense in the state of Ohio. The Hemp Plant Basics blog has put together an excellent little article on what is involved in the case.
What Is CBG and Hemp?. Hemp is a relative of cannabis and because of the similar characteristics between the plants, it has been commonly mistaken for it. It actually grows back in the same place that it originated, just like cannabis. It is not considered illegal because it doesn’t contain any drugs or alcohol, but it has never been fully approved by the FDA. This is partially due to its rather large seed, which can contain thousands of seeds and has been compared to marijuana.
The Hemp Plant Basics article explains that this particular version of hemp in Ohio is not actually part of the United States hemp cultivation program despite what the producer of the product may claim. In fact, it does not fall under the definition of “marihuana” either. The state is attempting to distinguish between the various species of cannabis, which can grow legally in the state as well as hemp which does not.