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Build your own tiny hemp home; here’s how

Use of hemp as a construction material is part of the revival of the crop in America

By Bruce Kennedy / The Cannabist Staff
This is a completed hemp house constructed in a workshop under the guidance of Tiny Hemp Houses founder John Patterson.
Ron Sweetin Photography

Pity poor, politicized hemp: guilty by association due to its cousin, marijuana.

Both hemp and marijuana are varieties of the species Cannabis sativa L. But unlike marijuana, hemp contains only trace amounts of the intoxicating chemical compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Hemp has been an agricultural crop for centuries, was grown in colonial America and had a U.S. revival during World War II.

But domestic production of hemp came to a standstill in the 1970s after marijuana was classified under Schedule I in the federal Controlled Substances Act and a federal permit was required to grow hemp.

Read the full story on The Denver Post website.


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