Hemp. The Gutenberg Bible was printed on it. It’s an ingredient in cosmetics and soaps, and you can even design clothes with it. But it’s illegal to grow it in the U.S. because Federal Law considers it a Controlled Substance, per the Controlled Substance Act. But that could soon change thanks to a bill proposing to legalize its growth.
The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013 just got a new and unexpected supporter in Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell who, along with Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, is on board with legalizing industrial hemp farming. Also backing the legislation is fellow Kentuckian Senator Rand Paul.
New Bill Proposes Legalizing Hemp Growth