The only plant that can feed you, house you, clothe you, and heal you.
At Otis Rocky Mountain Hemp Farm we believe that by cultivating quality feminized industrial hemp seed, we can provide farmers with the seed they need to plant their own acres and together, we can help hemp shift toward organic and regenerative agriculture practices and build a greener economy.
When did growing hemp become legal again?
With the passage of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill (see The Hemp Farming Act of 2018), commercial production and sale of industrial hemp became legal for the first time in over 80 years. This also permanently removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. Growing industrial hemp is legal in many states and we want to help Colorado and U.S. farmers to plant industrial hemp so that America can stop depending on Canada, Europe and China for its hemp supply.
“Make the most of Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.”
- George Washington, 1794
Hemp won't get you high! Industrial hemp and marijuana are two different varieties of the same genus of plant. They are cousins, but they are NOT the same. There is less than .3% of THC in hemp. THC is the factor that creates the “high” from marijuana. Think of Hemp as being decaffeinated coffee and Marijuana being regular coffee.
For more than a century, hemp was legal tender to pay American taxes.
The word canvas (traditionally made from hemp) comes from cannabis (Latin). This word comes from kaneh-bosem, Hebrew for 'aromatic cane'.