For farmers in New York State, how does hemp stack up against hops? Laura Ten Eyck of Indian Ladder Farms and Dietrich Gehring of Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery—who grow hemps and hops are co-authors of The Hop Grower’s Handbook—join Jimmy to weigh in. Attorney Max Bookman tells the story of New York state’s slow trek towards adult-use marijuana legalization, and whether we might . They talk about annual hemp versus perennial hops, CBD, the role of the gubernatorial primary in marijuana legalization, the multitude of uses of hemp, and, if hemp is so useful, why it’s been illegal for so long.

Beers: Indian Ladder’s Homie Haulers, India Pale Lager Indian Ladder’s Golden Boy, Golden Russet Cider

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