April 7, 2015

Massie: U.S. should legalize industrial hemp

Unfortunately, false information about hemp causes more than just confusion – it results in the export of valuable U.S. jobs to foreign countries. According to CRS, "Some estimate that the global market for hemp consists of more than 25,000 products in nine submarkets: agriculture; textiles; recycling; automotive; furniture; food/nutrition/beverages; paper; construction materials; and personal care." And while the United States does not produce hemp, other industrialized nations do. Specifically, China is one of the largest producers and exporters of hemp products in the world, and we import hemp from China.

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