American Hemp: How Growing Our Newest Cash Crop Can Improve Our Health, Clean Our Environment, and Slow Climate Change

American Hemp: How Growing Our Newest Cash Crop Can Improve Our Health, Clean Our Environment, and Slow Climate Change


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If there was ever a time to make the most of American hemp, our newest cash crop, the time is now. The blueprint is here; you’re reading it.—Governor Jesse Ventura

December of 2018 marked a largely unprecedented victory for cannabis. The 2018 Farm Bill passed and with it hemp became legal. What the federal government listed for decades as a schedule 1 narcotic was finally classified as an agricultural crop, giving great promise to the rise of a new American hemp industry.

Filled with catchall research, American Hemp examines what this new domestic crop can be used for, what makes it a superior product, and what made it illegal in the first place; the book also delves into the many health and medical benefits of the plant. Hobbs weighs in on how hemp can improve existing industries, from farming to energy to 3D printing, plus how it can make a serious impact on climate change by removing toxins from the soil and by decreasing our dependence on plastics and fossil fuels. The table of contents includes:
  • CHAPTER 1: How to Identify Hemp
  • CHAPTER 2: History of Hemp
  • CHAPTER 3: Hemp as a Wartime Crop
  • CHAPTER 4: The Return of American Hemp
  • CHAPTER 5: Hemp Disrupts American Farming
  • CHAPTER 6: Hemp Health and Nutrition
  • CHAPTER 7: Hemp-CBD: A Super Medication
  • CHAPTER 8: Hemp Cures Poisoned Land
  • CHAPTER 9: The EPA Is Not Your Friend
  • CHAPTER 10: Clean Up with Hemp
  • CHAPTER 11: Building with Hemp
  • CHAPTER 12: Our Future with Hemp

American Hemp lays out where we are as a nation on expanding this entirely new (yet ancient) domestic industry while optimistically reasoning that by sowing hemp, we can grow a better future and save the planet in the process.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510743298
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 04/16/2019
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 527,512
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jen Hobbs has been a publicity consultant for the greater part of her career, representing Oscar and Emmy Award-winning clients as well as politicians and authors. She has worked behind-the-scenes with Jesse Ventura since 2007 and shares his enthusiasm for searching for the truth, no matter where it leads. In 2016, she co-authored Jesse Ventura’s Marijuana Manifesto, which inspired this book. After visiting and living in several states and countries, Hobbs now resides in O’Fallon, Missouri, with her husband, Andrew, and daughter, McKayla, and currently employs her artistic talents through her art and custom jewelry company, Hobbs Superior Handmade Supply.

Jesse Ventura is the former independent governor of Minnesota. He is also a former US Navy frogman, a professional wrestler, a movie actor, a visiting fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including American Conspiracies, 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read, and Don’t Start the Revolution Without Me! He was the host and executive producer of truTV’s Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, which won the Stony Award from High Times magazine in 2010. He was also the host of the political talk show Off The Grid, which aired on RT America and online at He has a reputation as a rebel and a freethinker, and he has no qualms about questioning authority. He spends half the year in Baja, Mexico and the other half in his home state of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Foreword Jesse Ventura ix

Introduction: The 2018 Farm Bill Legalizes Hemp xv

Chapter 1 How to Identify Hemp 1

Chapter 2 History of Hemp 15

Chapter 3 Hemp as a Wartime Crop 29

Chapter 4 The Return of American Hemp 50

Chapter 5 Hemp Disrupts American Farming 68

Chapter 6 Hemp Health and Nutrition 93

Chapter 7 Hemp-CBD: A Super Medication 114

Chapter 8 Hemp Cures Poisoned Land 148

Chapter 9 The EPA Is Not Your Friend 177

Chapter 10 Clean Up with Hemp 203

Chapter 11 Building with Hemp 250

Chapter 12 Our Future with Hemp 276

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