How hemp travels from seed to shelf

Jenna Blumenfeld, Freelancer

September 3, 2014

11 Slides

Despite its growing popularity, hemp is not exactly legal to grow in the United States. Though organizations like Hemp History Week and progressive companies (Dr. Bronner's is a huge advocate) lobby for hemp legality, the 2014 Farm Bill still maintains that industrial hemp (i.e. containing less than 0.3 percent THC) can only be "grown or cultivated for purposes of research conducted under an agricultural pilot program or other agricultural or academic research."

Based in Winnipeg, the co-founders of Manitoba Harvest played instrumental roles in advocating Canadian industrial hemp legalization in 1998. Now celebrating its 16th year, I traveled to Winnipeg to see the company's sterling hemp production practices in action. 

About the Author(s)

Jenna Blumenfeld


Jenna Blumenfeld lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she reports on the natural products industry, sustainable agriculture, and all things plant based. 

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