Ohio’s newest cash crop will be one that’s a little different from the corn, soybeans and wheat you’re used to seeing in fields in our area.
The Ohio general assembly has passed and Governor DeWine has signed in to law, a measure that will legalize planting and growing of Hemp and there appears to be no shortage of interest from farmers who want information on how to get involved in the industry.
Long known for it’s use in rope-making, hemp today produces a variety of products that make CBD which is gaining popularity for it’s medicinal value, and for applications in the food and cosmetic industry.
Lest you should worry that you’ll see a farmer somewhere catching a buzz working his or her Hemp field,
folks I know tell me that “if it makes good rope, it ain’t good dope”
That’s a reference to the fact that Hemp by itself doesn’t contain any intoxicants so the experts say.
It’ll be interesting to see if Hemp as a crop takes off in Ohio as many hemp proponents say it will.
That’s the way I see it.