Yes, You Can Smoke Hemp. And Yes, It’s Gaining Popularity by VPR
The following story published by VPR, written by Emily Corwin, caught our eyes and ears.
“When Congress legalized hemp farming at the end of last year, CNN’s Harmeet Kaur wrote: “… if you try to smoke hemp, you’ll probably just end up with a headache.”
Kaur may not be spending enough time in Vermont.
Advocates have been at pains to differentiate marijuana, the psychoactive cannabis flower people smoke, from hemp, marijuana’s non-psychoactive relative. But increasingly, Vermonters are smoking hemp buds in the same way Americans have smoked marijuana buds for a hundred years.
“Oh my gosh, they did not do good research,” Kelsy Raap said when I told her about the CNN story.
Raap and her family own Green State Gardner, a cannabis garden store and CBD retailer. There, employees carefully cultivate hemp flower specifically for smoking. That old headache myth? Raap said that’s a relic from the days when hemp plants were only cultivated to make fibers for textiles.” Read more