Hope For Hemp -- A Banned Crop Could See Approval in California
Hemp is a versatile crop: it can be used to make clothing, paper, food, body care products, biofuel -- even auto parts. It is considered more environmentally-friendly than growing plants like cotton.
In May, the State Assembly passed the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act. And a February poll of likely California voters said they would support changing the state law to allow farmers to grow hemp. The bill goes back to the Assembly in September.