By Daniel Shortt
Hemp and marijuana are both derived from the cannabis plant. While there is no uniform definition of what constitutes hemp, it is usually described as a part of the cannabis plant with little or no THC. Hemp offers many useful applications and recent changes at the state and federal levels have allowed for U.S. farmers to legally cultivate hemp. Despite this, many U.S. businesses still import hemp from other countries with less restrictive hemp laws. But as hemp cultivation expands across the U.S., U.S. businesses may move away from imported hemp.