In 1848, James Marshall discovered the first flakes of gold at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California. Those flakes led to the California Gold Rush and turned the newly acquired ex-Mexican territory into a billion-dollar shot for the American economy.

This is a critical distinction, explained Larry Mishkin, attorney with Hoban Law Group, a Denver, Colorado-based law firm specializing in cannabis laws.

“The marijuana in the late 1970s or the 1980s was about 5 to 7 percent THC content,” Mishkin said. “Today’s marijuana can reach into the high 20 percent of THC content.” Compared to industrial hemp’s definition of 0.3 percent or lower, there shouldn’t be enough THC in hemp to affect an individual.

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