U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Now Sells (Very Ugly) Hemp Shoes

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Now Sells (Very Ugly) Hemp Shoes

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is now selling hemp shoes to former service members. The VA may have just committed the worst offense against foot fashion since Crocs. But, the move is also notable – because the shoes show that the agency that has been so reliably anti-cannabis has suddenly embraced the same hemp plant that makes CBD. So what kind of policy is this? Image Via Marijuana Moment Elite Feet The shoes are sold through the Veterans Canteen Service (VCS), which offers low-cost items to veterans. The VA doesn’t produce the shoes itself. The furry-toed atrocities are made by Vibram, the company behind the infamous FiveFingers shoe. Moreover, because the pricing at VCS is secret to those outside its strict customer base, it’s impossible to know how much money the VA wants for shoes that look like what Sasquatch would wear to an outdoor dinner party. What is clear is that the VA touts these shoes as breathable, washable, and fashionable. The latter claim is suspect, but the others illustrate important parts about the hemp textile industry. Essentially, it creates affordable, wearable, clothing items with a durability that lasts. That’s why founding fathers like George Washington often grew hemp on their farms. It’s a resilient, reliable material with a lot of benefits. So why is the VA so lax about wearing hemp, but adamantly against it as medicine? Hemp Shoes vs. Hemp Oil The infamous memo that has prevents all U.S. service members from consuming CBD makes it…

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