A documentary by Kevin Balling
Blending history with current events, this one-hour documentary traces hemp’s legendary past in U.S. agriculture and chronicles the heated debate to return the crop to American farmers.
Hemp is a crop with a rich history in U.S. agriculture. In the last decade of the twentieth century consumer demand for hemp products resulted in the crop’s resurgence on farms throughout the western world.
Thirty-one nations, including Canada, France, England, and China grow industrial hemp. Although hemp has no psychoactive potential, hemp shares the same plant family as marijuana. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) makes no distinction between hemp and marijuana, and a decade after hemp’s revival American farmers are still not permitted to grow it.
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Running Time: 55 minutes
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