February 21, 2015

Infamous pot outlaw turns focus to utilitarian hemp

The difference between the two is now recognized by 20 states — which is a step forward in the legalization fight — but Florida is not one of them. Though there is only about .025 percent THC in hemp as compared to 25 percent in marijuana, hemp is illegal under the Controlled Substance Act.

But Clark, 74, wants to see it legalized soon — or at least in his lifetime.

“We're going to live in a better place once it gets legalized,” Clark says.

Myriad products can be made from hemp and its strong fibers, such as textiles and rope and biodegradable plastics and paper.

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