Articles about Hemp

Despite its role in the early days of the United States, the 20th century saw several restrictions put on hemp production. For decades, it was illegal to grow in the United States. The crop was originally grouped in with marijuana under the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, which imposed an occupational excise tax on certain marijuana dealers, including hemp fiber producers. While the law did not outlaw hemp growing, many believe it was designed to limit the industry.