What's the first thing that springs to mind when someone says "hemp"? Is it woah, drugs?
Okay, let's talk about that.
Why The US Classes Hemp As A Controlled Substance
In the United States, it is illegal to grow hemp without a license from the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). You'd be forgiven for assuming that this means hemp and marijuana are essentially the same thing, since they have identical substance classifications and they're from the same species of plant.