What went wrong with hemp?
Hemp was approved, seeming to make CBD products derived from hemp federally legal.Photo: jessicahyde / iStock / Getty Images Plus

What went wrong with hemp?

And is there anything to learn from all the mistakes that were made? By Angela Stelmakowich May 29, 2020

U.S. farmers were high on hemp thinking it was going to be a reliable and profitable crop, but enthusiasm and expectations didn't match reality

Hemp has a storied past as a go-to material for making everything from rope to textiles, and it was supposed to have an even brighter future as a source of CBD, the end-all, be-all solution to anything and everything that ails us. So, why are hemp farms failing throughout the United States?


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