Thanks to an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill, already passed by the House and Senate, industrial hemp will be legal to farm in the US once again. From tobacco-producing states seeking a profitable replacement crop to the CBD boom, the demand for this legalization has been huge. In fact, as Leafly points out, “the hemp-derived CBD market is already growing far faster than the legal weed market.” Aside from turning into a cash cow, and potentially reducing agricultural downturns, the results of a hemp boom can be anything from replacing plastics to increased food, clothing and fuel production. To clarify the relationship between hemp and marijuana—which is not yet legalized at a federal level, Cannabis sativa is now considered industrial hemp if it contains less than 0.3% THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid) on a dry weight basis. Leafly outlines how this can be the case but only time will tell the true impact.