In the battle over the federal government’s unconstitutional drug laws, marijuana always gets the publicity. But there is an overlooked aspect to Washington’s unconstitutional ban on cannabis: industrial hemp.

The case of hemp is curious. It was lumped in with marijuana during the drug prohibition rage of the 1930s (and ongoing today), and yet there was no reason for this to be the case. While hemp and marijuana are different species of the same plant, the chemical THC, which supposedly gave marijuana its bad reputation, exists only in tiny levels in hemp.

Furthermore, hemp has a long history of use throughout