One Small Step for Hemp, One Giant Leap for Hemp-Kind
As a recent Clemson Graduate, whom is pursuing a Masters at Clemson working with Hemp, it is not everyday you get to make history.
While Hemp has been decriminalized across the country for a few years now, Clemson University has, for the first time in the history of it's being, since 1889, allowed Hemp to be cultivated within the campus facilities. I watched as the first hemp plants arrived on October 11, 2019 and was the first Clemson student in history to handle the plant material on campus. (Legally that is.)
The research that is being done, under the supervision of world renowned micropropagation professor, Dr. Jeffrey Adelberg, is revolutionary to the hemp production industry. What we are doing is looking at how hemp responds to different environmental factors in a controlled lab setting in micropropagation. A continuation of the research being done in the lab will be done in the university's state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities, under the supervision of the leading world expert in poinsettias, Dr. Jim Faust.
So on March 11th, 2020. I will be proud to announce that hemp, for the first time in Clemson's history, will be transported to the university's greenhouses to be grown and studied.
So, March 11th, 2020 will go down in history, as it is "One Small Step for Hemp and One Giant Leap for Hemp-Kind