Hemp is taxonomically identical to marijauana (Cannabis sativa), but contains less than 3% THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) by weight and is a commonly refined into products such as hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, paper, and fuel.
The world-leading producer of hemp is China, with smaller production in Europe, Chile and North Korea. Over thirty countries produce industrial hemp, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine.
- Hemp for Victory (1942)
- Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2005 (United States)
- Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009 (United States)
- Hemp Building at Idaho BaseCamp, Kickstarter
- Arguments Against Hemp And Why They Are Wrong by Johnny Green (March 15, 2012), Cannabis Culture
- Top 5 Most Innovative Uses For Hemp (October 1, 2013), Leaf Science
- Hempitecture: Building the First Public Use Hemp Building in the United States by Angela Bacca (May 7, 2014), Cannabis Now
- Hemp growing returns after 44 year ban by Luke Runyon (May 13, 2014), High Plains Public Radio
- Are we finally ‘Hemp Bound’ here in the United States? by Leland Rucker (May 15, 2014), Boulder Weekly
- Can hemp heal? Questions of science vs. semantics by Elana Ashanti Jefferson (May 19, 2014), The Cannabist