This company is the first to legally ship hemp across state lines by rail in 84 years

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The first shipment of legal hemp to cross state lines in the U.S. by railroad in 84 years departed from California, fittingly, on 4/20. Approximately 17,000 pounds (7,700 kilograms) of hemp, grown at the 550-acre Golden State Hemp farm in Fresno, Calif., was shipped by Union Pacific rail to the company’s research lab in Denver, Colo. Is hemp the future of cannabis packaging? Watchmaker thinks it’s time for a hemp watch CBD, marijuana and hemp: What is the difference among these cannabis products, and which are legal? “Today’s first shipment by rail is another goal in our company mission of ‘Changing the world one acre at a time,’” Jeff Friedland, co-founder and CEO of Golden State Hemp, said in a release . “It all starts here by reducing our carbon footprint with railroads instead of trucks. Today’s first shipment may be relatively very small compared to our harvest and the millions of pounds of hemp transported by trucks all over the U.S., but it also marks the dawn of hemp’s next revolution in the U.S.,” Friedland said. Golden State Hemp was founded shortly after the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp in the U.S. A subsidiary of Other World Management, an agri-business with multiple divisions in the hemp industry, the company operates with a ‘zero-waste’ philosophy where every aspect of the plant is used. The shipment will go towards clinical trials and CBD products, reports The Business Journal . Friedland told the publication that the total shipment, which represents just three to five acres of hemp, could yield about 377 kilograms of CBD oil. Beyond medicinal use, Golden State Hemp is also researching using hemp fibre, stems and waste in the production of bioplastics. Turning hemp into plastic is not an easy feat, however. “As it sits in the ground as…

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