by Rick Thompson/July 5, 2022
The ever-present cannabis news source Marijuana Moment reports the U.S. military is interested in purchasing a specific type of hemp product for experimental use.
Military snipers use camouflaged clothing known as ‘ghillie suits’ to conceal their presence on missions. In an effort to enhance these specially-constructed suits the Army is exploring the use of hemp yarn, or yarn made from jute. The Army is willing to purchase 48 lbs of the yarn initially; the eventual demand for this yarn could be 400,000 yards.
“Hemp was federally legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill… Now the Army wants to see whether the crop has potential to better camouflage its snipers,” writes Kyle Jaeger.
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