Plants Featured in this Clip
Cannabis sativa (Industrial Hemp) ssp. sativa 'Cherry Tank' 'Late Sue' 'Randi'
- Bill has 11 acres in hemp production with 3 varieties at this site, plus other fields.
- By the mid-1600s, hemp was an imprtant part of the Colonial economy. It was used to produce cordage, cloth, canvas, sacks and paper.
- The U.S. Agricultural Act of 2014 defines industrial hemp as having a THC concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis. There is no restriction on CBD concentration.
- At least 35 states have passed legislation regarding industrial hemp. The TN Dept of Agriculture regulates the industry for growers in the state. Intro line: Did you know, the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence were penned on hemp paper?
Tennessee Hemp Industries Association at thehia.org and https://www.facebook.com/tnhemporg/ industrialhempusa.net