"Hemp is the first necessity to the well being of our country".
Hemp is not Marijuana
Cannibis Sativa - The miracle Plant
“The [legal] definition of hemp is a plant that has low THC and perhaps a higher level of CBD. There are different varieties of the same species. “Cannabis is the only plant genus that contains the unique class of molecular compounds called cannabinoids,” West explains. “Many cannabinoids have been identified, but two preponderate: THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient of Cannabis, and CBD, which is an anti-psychoactive ingredient. One type of cannabis is high in the psychoactive cannabinoid THC, and low in the anti-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD. This type is popularly known as marijuana. Another type is high in CBD and low in THC. Variants of this kind are called industrial hemp.”
Hemp is a commodity
A commodity is a basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type. Industrial hemp is a variety of Cannabis sativa and is of the same plant species as marijuana. However, hemp is genetically different and distinguished by its use and chemical makeup. Cannabis Sativa as a federal commodity and along with that federal commodity will come restrictions. Hemp and Marijuana are two different plants that have to be approached with two different mentalities.
Hemp contains up to 100 phytocannabinoids. CBD is one of the best known and studied but is not the only valuable Cannabinoid from Hemp. In fact, research indicates that the full spectrum of "entourage" of compounds from Hemp Oil can provide a more complete range of disease-fighting power. This include CBD, CBN, CBC and CBG. Health benefits range from pain relief, antibacterial, normalizes blood sugar, Anti-inflamatory, fights cancer, promotes restful sleep, increases bone density, calms stress and anxiety to name just a few.
1937 Marijuana Tax Act
The legislative history of Hemp, or Industrial Hemp as it's often called, is one of extreme corruption and and misinformation. For almost one hundred years now, the production and cultivation of cannabis, in any of its forms, has been strictly illegal in the United States. The government's original sin happened way back in 1937 with the Marijuana Tax Act, which criminalized the cultivation and sale of cannabis. Even though cannabis was already being used in most over-the-counter medications. The government then sealed the deal in 1970 with the Controlled Substance Act, defining cannabis and all it's derivatives as a Schedule I substance.