In the last fifty years, there has been increasing movement toward the legalization of cannabis, starting with a 1972 measure passed in Oregon that decriminalized possession.
Canada legalized cannabis in October 2018. As a result, says a source knowledgeable about Canadian agriculture, “there was a real cannabis rush about two years ago.”
In Florida, hemp has attracted a great deal of attention among growers.
Hemp in the United States, whether grown for biomass or cannabis derivatives, has had a wild ride in recent years.
Cannabis and hemp both come from the same plant. As its legalization continues to spread from state to state, fruit and vegetable producers may wonder if these crops fit into their growing plans—now or in the future.