Feedsee Materials : Hemp Farming : California Assembly passes legislation to allow farmers to grow non-drug varieties of cannabis
California's Assembly voted to approve legislation that gives farmers the right to grow non-psychoactive industrial hemp which is commonly made into food, clothing, paper, body care, and biofuel. San Francisco Attorney Patrick Goggin said "Hemp is a versatile plant that can replace polluting crops such as cotton and is taking off as an organic food and body care ingredient. It is time to jump into the expanding market for hemp that California companies currently import from Canada and elsewhere." Today more than thirty industrialized nations grow industrial hemp and export to the US. It is the only crop that is both illegal to grow and legal for Americans to import. Sales of hemp food and body care products have grown rapidly in recent years fueling an expansion of hemp farming in Canada.