Hemp plants do not make enough of the compound THC to be used to get high, unlike marijuana strains of the plant. If there is concern that growing this plant for fiber can be used to cover illegal marijuana growing, I strongly prefer the use of unannounced spot inspections rather than continuing to treat domestic growth of the plant as controlled substance production operation. is easy to grow and produces a hardy, versatile, renewable fiber for both industrial and textiles applications. In addition, hemp seed is a popular nutritional and protein supplement. With the popularity of hemp fiber and seed, continuing to block domestic production is throwing money away to overseas production. Domestic hemp farming could keep the full value of this crop inside the country, open a new cash crop option to family farmers who are perpetually struggling, and add jobs to process the plant into it's end products.