Misunderstood: A Brief History of Hemp in the United States

Hemp is the plant cannabis sativa. That right, hemp is just a plant. However, in the United States, hemp carries a stigma similar to marijuana. This short documentary explains the past, narrates the present, and describes the future for this magical material.

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized Industrial Hemp in the U.S. for the first time since 1937. Hemp became a controlled substance in the 1970s, where it’s been a scheduled 1 drug for almost 50 years. Now that it’s legal to grow again, the future is looking bright for farmers and for the earth. This film touches on why hemp is so important and what it could mean for the future of agriculture and the planet.

Thanks to Patagonia for making this film possible.
Directed by Campbell Brewer
Produced by Kathryn Francis & Emily Grant
DP & Editing by Campbell Brewer

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