Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery.
Americans were legally bound to grow hemp during the Colonial Era and Early Republic. The first American Flag was made from hemp.
In 1937, Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act which effectively began the era of hemp prohibition.
In 2014, The Farm Bill allowed hemp in certain states for research. Kentucly was a key player initating the hemp movement in the United States.
In 2018, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill which specified hemp (and its constituents such as CBD) as an industrial byproduct, not the be regulated or criminalized by the DEA.