You may have seen my post about the North Dakota farmers who were issued hemp licenses. Having received their state licenses, they still aren’t allowed to grow hemp. They now need federal licence - due to the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) not recognizing the term ‘industrial hemp’.
Well, they’re still fighting their battle. It seems that it’s not that straight forward getting an industrial hemp license in the US!
Here’s a news article I found with one of the farmers displaying some hemp products. The farmer, Wayne Hauge, says:
Just a couple of hours north of us in Canada, industrial hemp is grown for multiple products.
They’re growing it, and they’re doing well with it. They make soaps, lotions, ropes and twine. When you combine its fibers with flax, cotton and silk, it makes a very soft product. Hemp could make a nice prom dress. They’ve got hemp granola bars and hemp milk in three flavors.
And he says that the unopened hemp milk could set on a shelf almost a year unrefridgerated.