Hemp Week 2016: End America’s Hemp Prohibition by Busting Myths

Many farmers don’t even know they can receive more subsidies than with corn

By Chloe Sommers via marijuanatimes.org

“The number one myth is that hemp is a drug like marijuana – that it gets you high,” says Rick Trojan. Earlier this year, on the first leg of his Hemp Road Trip, Rick found a lot of misconceptions about the plant. “Many farmers don’t even know they can receive more subsidies than with corn,”explains Rick, “It’s a new option for many states, for example, in the Carolinas it could be used as construction material.”

The Hemp Road Trip was founded by Rick Trojan and kicks off in San Diego on June 6. Rick, a former software businessman who has since sold his lucrative healthcare software company, now owns land in northern Colorado where he grows the cash crop. “You can smoke all 3 acres of my hemp farm and your lungs would give out before getting high,” says Rick. With less than 3 percent THC, it’s not meant to get you high like it’s plant-cousin marijuana. Although, the two do come from the same cannabis species, they are genetically different. They also differ in use and cultivation methods.

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