The Great Marijuana Debate

The Resurgence of Hemp

Growing hemp has been illegal for almost a full century, which has prevented researchers from being able to learn about all of the benefits associated with it. In 1916 the chief scientists at the United States Department of Agriculture, Jason Merrill and Lyster Dewey, created paper that was made out of the inner portion of the hemp stem. They said the paper was favorable when compared to paper made from pulp wood. However, their findings were never confirmed due to the misconception that hemp could get you high because it contains THC. Researchers were able to determine that hemp only contains a minimal amount of THC when compared to the recreational form of cannabis.

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