Chances are you’ve probably seen someone walking around with a bright green Starbucks drink.
Although matcha drinks look exotic with their green coloring, the flavor is fairly mild and it’s a hugely popular drink. Plus, in addition to being an eye-catching drink, matcha green tea is actually packed with a lot of nutrients!
When you can buy hemp products just about everywhere, it’s easy to forget the controversial past it’s had. If it feels like Hemp & CBD suddenly sprang into existence with the 2018 Farm Bill, you have a lot to catch up on. This week we’re covering the vast history of hemp and CBD.
With the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018, the US government legalized industrial hemp, and CBD (cannabidiol) is now widely available. But this isn’t the first time hemp has been legal or carefully regulated by the government. The 1937 Marihuana Tax Act was an important, if painful, part of hemp history.
There’s a lot to be learned from the Marihuana Tax Act, especially if we don’t want to repeat the egregious mistakes of the past. So, let’s dive in and find out why this piece of history is just as important today as it was in 1937.