SPONSORED CONTENT – For centuries hemp has taken a backseat as marijuana gained all of the attention for its medicinally-charged benefits and psychoactive characteristics.
It’s almost a classic tale of Cinderella; the sisters were glorified for their dazzling appearance and slight sign of wealth, while the more humble step sister waited for just the right moment to shine. Throughout the existence of cannabis, hemp has played the same role as Cinderella, and now it’s receiving its fairy tale moment due to the 2018 Farm Bill.
The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the 2018 Farm Bill, was the “royal ball” and the government, believe it or not, was the knight in shining armor in this fairy tale story. At last, the plant of the family Cannabaceae who was never given the time of day (other than the time when the Government relied on hemp farmers during the second world war, only to eventually turn its back on them and include hemp as a Schedule 1 Narcotic under the Controlled Substances Act in 1970) is now glistening with beauty thanks to the CBD-rich plants.
While hemp certainly is medicinally-charged like its close relative, marijuana, it doesn’t quite contain the