Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants farmers to grow hemp. He’s introducing a bill to get the plant off the controlled substance list.
Hemp is not marijuana. It doesn't get you high. Many people confuse the two. They're from the same cannabis family, but the THC levels make them very different.
McConnell used the example of replacing pink fiberglass as just one thing that could be replaced by the environmentally friendly product. He said hemp is versatile and thinks it could be an innovative resource.
We reached out to some Texans for their Point of View on this. The folks at Texas Hemp Industries Association were pretty excited about McConnell’s comments, saying this could mean huge things even for Houston.