Have you thought much about the wood pellet industry lately?
In you live in Colorado, chances are the answer to this question is no. And for Confluence Energy CEO Mark Mathis, that’s part of the problem. It started back in 2008 when his industry was being celebrated as an alternative fuel source that would help curb global warming.
Hemp and marijuana are hard to differentiate with the naked eye, but the two plants differ in their chemical makeup. Hemp is mostly used for its fiber and oil to make fabrics and lotions.
Aspiring hemp growers are stuck in a tricky gray area these days. While voters in some states, like Colorado, have given the go-ahead to growing and processing the plant, a blanket ban still exists at the federal level.