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Hemp: The Wonder Plant?

by Edward Bonnette, published

There has been a lot of talk recently about the positive and negative effects of the legalization of marijuana, but not much about its less potent relative; hemp.

Hemp has been used by humans as far back as 8,000 BCE and can be used today in everything from clothing to building materials. The following infographic, created by  Catherine Hunt, describes hemp's long history of being one of the most versatile plants in the world and why it deserves to be included in the conversation on legalization as much as its more psychedelic cousin, marijuana.

Credit: Catherine Hunt /

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