US (WI): Hemp operation is a family affair for Watertown sisters

Everywhere you drive signs proclaiming "CBD oil for sale" can be found at convenience stores, coffee shops, health food stores and gift shops. But what is this magic oil and how do we know it is what the marketer says it is?

CBD oil comes from a crop known as hemp. More than one hundred years ago, Wisconsin was a leading producer of hemp with nearly 7,000 acres under cultivation.

While hemp has been recognized throughout the world for thousands of years for its medicinal value, in this country it had been a popular crop because of its use in fibers for rope during both world wars. 

Did you know that Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag out of hemp; George Washington was a proud grower of hemp; Ben Franklin used hemp string for his famous kite experience; the Declaration of independence was drafted on hemp paper; the first Levi jeans were made from hemp.


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