Industrial hemp could be an alternative crop of the low desert

Industrial hemp cultivation, products and uses, vector infographic with icons

Hemp, Cannabis sativa L., is a dioecious annual plant that has not been grown legally in California for many years, due to regulatory restrictions.

In recent years, the restriction has become loose and many industry groups have shown research interest with industrial hemp. A 2015 federal law removed hemp from the list of controlled substances as long as its tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content did not exceed 0.3 percent.

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