GOING SLOW ON INDUSTRIAL HEMP 2019

THE 2018FARM BILL LEGALIZED THE COUSIN OF MARIJUANA.IT MAY BE THE HOTTEST COMMODITY IN THE NATION.I DONT THINK IVE SEEN SUCH INTEREST,”MARVELED SENATE AGRICULTURE CHAIRMAN PAT ROBERTS AT A HEARING ON FARM BILL IMPLEMENTATION.WE PROBABLY WILL PROCEED VERY SLOWLY AND JUDICIOUSLY’RESPONDED AGRICULTURE SECRETARY SONNY PERDUE,USDA IS UNLIKELY TO ISSUE REGULATIONS ON HEMP PRODUCTION BEFORE 2020 GROWING SEASON,SAID PERDUE,WHICH MEANS HEMP IS STILL OPERATING UNDER 2014 FARM BILLS PROVISIONS FOR TIGHTLY REGULATED STATE RESEARCH AND PILOT PROGRAMS,PERDUE SAID HES WORRIED THE FARMERS WILL RUSH INTO HEMP AND BLOWOUT A MARKET BEFORE IT CAN GET STARTED.’KENTUCKY IS THE LEADER INDUSTRIAL HEMP AND HAS APPROVED NEARLY 42,100 ACRES OF HEMP PLUS 2.9 MILLION SQUARE FEET OF GREENHOUSE SPACE FOR HEMP,AN ADVOCACY GROUP FOR HEMP AS AN AGRICULTURE CROP,SAYS 41 STATES HAVE ENACTED HEMP LEGISLATION;TWO DOZEN GREW HEMP LAST YEAR.AT THE TIME OF WRITING CANNABIS REMAINS A  SCHEDULE 1 SUBSTANCE UNDER FEDERAL LAW.HOWEVER TWENTY STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HAVE PASSED LAWS ALLOWING MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA TO SOME DEGREE,WHILE COLORADO AND WASHINGTON HAVE LEGALIZED POSSESSION OF SMALL AMOUNTS OF THE PLANT DESPITE ITS LARGE PRESENCE OR THE NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS,ASK PEOPLE EVEN THE BASIC FACTS ABOUT THE PLANT-SUCH AS WHERE IT IS ORIGINALLY NATIVE.-AND THEY’LL GIVE YOU A LOT OF MISINFORMATION.MOST AMERICANS CONSIDER MARIJUANA A NEW WORLD PLANT FROM CENTRAL TO SOUTH AMERICA:HOWEVER.CANNABIS GEMUS IS GENERALLY THOUGHT TO COME FROM CENTRAL ASIA.SOME SOURCES REPORT ITS FIRST FOUND IN THE HINDUS VALLEY AND MESOTOPIA.WHERE IT CERTAINLY BEEN CULTIVATED SINCE NEOLITHIC TIMES.ASSYRIANS BURNED IT AS AN INCENSE AS EARLY AS THE 9TH CENTURY BCE.SINCE ITS EARLIEST PERIOD OF USE.CANNABIS HAS BEEN VALUED FOR ITS PSYCHOACTIVE EFFECTS FOR BOTH RITUAL AND MEDICINAL PURPOSES AND ALSO AS A FIBER CROP TO MAKE HEMP TEXTILES.CLOTHING,CORDS AND ROPES.ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ROLLED ITS STICKY RESIN,COMMONLY CALLED HASHISH,AND CHINEESE SHAMANS ALSO USED IT,BUT FELT THAT OVERINDULGENCE COULD LEAD TO UNPLEASANT HALLUCINATIONS.AS A FIBER SOURCE,CANNABIS,AKA HEMP WAS VERY POPULAR IN THE ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS IN THE INDUS VALLEY BETWEEN MODERN SAY AFGHANISTAN,PAKISTAN,AND INDIA.EARLY GERMANIC PEOPLE CONSIDERED THE PLANT TO BE SACRED TO FREYJA, THE NORSE GODDESS OF FERTILITY AND LOVE.THE GREEK PHILOSOPHER GALEN WROTE OF CONSUMING SMALL SWETTENED HEMP SEED CAKES IN DESSERT.BUT PERHAPS THE EARLIEST PROPONENTS OF CANNABIS WERE THE SCYTHIANS OF THE CENTRAL EUROASIAN STEPPES.AS HORSE PEOPLE PEOPLE THEY WERE ONE OF THE FIRST HIGHLY MOBILE CIVILIZATIONS AND SOME EXPERTS THINK THEY BROUGHT CANNABIS EAST TO CHINA AND WENT TO EUROPE.THEIR PREHISTRORIC TOMBS OFTEN CONTAIN BAGS FILLED WITH HEMP SEEDS AND VESSELL,S FOR BURNING.IN FACT.THE BACK AND FORTH OF CANNABIS SPECIES HAS LED TO MUCH  CONFUSION AND GENERAL DISAGREEMENT- AMONG BOTANISTS ABOUT EXACTLY HOW MANY TYPES THERE ARE.IS CANNABIS SATIVAONE SPECIES WITH SEVERAL NATURALLY OCCURRING VARIANTS,OR ARE THERE THREE DISTINCT SPECIES WITH DIFFERENT CHARACTERISTICS?IS THE GENIUS ENDEMIC TO THE HIMALAYAS OR IRAN?IT DEPENDS WHICH MARIJUANA EXPERT YOU TRUST.CANNABIS,OR HEMP IS IN THE SAME SMALL PLANT FAMILY AS HOP,WHICH SHARES SOME OF ITS CHEMICAL COMPONENTS.MARIJUANA PLANTS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY GRAFTED WITH HOP VINES AS A PLANT WITH INDUSTRIAL VALUE,HEMP IS IMPORTANT IN MANY WAYS THAT EXTEND BEYOND ITS MEDINAL AND RECREATIONAL PROPERTIE,S. FOR ITS FIBER,OILS AND SEEDS/THE STRONG FIBERS FROM THE DRIED STEMS OF THE PLANT HAVE BEEN EXTRACTED AND WOVEN INTO CORDS FOR CENTURIES.HEMPEN FIBER WAS USED BY ANCIENT ROMANS AND FURNISHED THE ROPE AND SAILS FOR LONG VOYAGES TO DISCOVER THE NEW WORLD.A WOODCUT BY LEONARD FUCHS,IN 1543 IS THOUGHT TO BE THE FIRST TIME THE NAME OF CANNABIS WAS PRINTED.THE PLANT WAS IN GREAT DEMAND DURING ELIZABETH,S  TIMES FOR ENGLAND,S LARGE MARITIME FLEET.IT MADE ITS WAY TO VIRGINIA BY AT LEAST 1611 FOR DURABLE WORK CLOTHES FOR EARLY COLONISTS.AT THE SAME TIME,THE SPAINARD,S WERE TRANSPORTING CANNABIS TO CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA,WHERE IT WAS INTEGRATED INTO INDIGENOUS CULTURES,WHILE THE FRENCH WERE IMPORTING IT TO CANADA.

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