Call us conservative, behind the curve or whatever you want but the truth of the matter is that while our neighbors to the west have legalized Marijuana, we're not there yet. As a matter of fact Idaho is on of three states that hasn't even legalized Hemp. They say the only constant in life is change and it seems as though Hemp production in Idaho is one step closer to becoming legal. According to the Idaho Statesman...

"The Idaho Senate on Wednesday voted 27-5 to legalize industrial hemp. Senate Bill 1345, sponsored by Sen. Abby Lee, R-Fruitland, and Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy, R-Genesee, would allow Idaho farmers to grow and sell hemp products containing 0.3% or less of THC, the cannabis compound that gives marijuana users a high."

You might be asking yourself... Isn't Hemp the same thing as Marijuana? The answer to that is NO. Here is the difference according to analyticalcannabis.com 

In the United States, marijuana is defined as any Cannabis sativa plant that has greater than 0.3 percent THC. THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. The more THC you consume, the more changes you will notice in your cognition and how you feel. In essence, THC gets you “high.”

Hemp plants are defined as any cannabis plant that has 0.3 percent or less THC. Even a plant with 0.4 percent THC would be classified as a marijuana plant, in spite of the fact that 0.4 percent isn’t going to have a noticeable psychoactive effect.

“I’m fine with hemp so long as it’s not camouflage for marijuana,” Governor Little said of the proposed bill.

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