Because of its legal constraints, many natural food brands have been hesitant to use the ingredient or have experienced challenges in doing so, despite its purported status as a superfood.

Hemp has gained a powerful political ally. On Monday, Senate majority leader and long-time hemp advocate Mitch McConnell announced he plans to introduce a bill to legalize industrial hemp as an agricultural product.

If passed, the bill could have major implications for the natural food industry.

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Meagan McGinnes ~ ProjectNosh.com