We are farmers in Colorado who started growing industrial hemp in 2014. In 2013 we knew little about industrial hemp but have since discovered that this is perhaps the most versatile plant in the world. It a very sad commentary for the United States that this plant was outlawed when Marijuana was. These plants are both from the cannabis family but unlike the Marijuana plant (which has high THC levels), the industrial hemp family must have less than .3% of THC and contains much higher levels of CBD.
This has been a very interesting experience growing industrial hemp and exploring its uses, where to get seeds, best methods of planting, and this year, farming and processing. I am listing resources for different aspects. Hopefully we will be rapidly increasing production of not only the crop but processing in all areas ie. bricks, insulation, paper, plastics, cosmetics, food, medicine, et. al. All of this is possible with industrial hemp.
National Hemp Association
INDUSTRIAL HEMP INFORMATION
Hemp seed available
IT'S ALL ABOUT HEMP
Industrial hemp is NOT MARIJUANA