I bet plenty of stalks are easy to come by in washington or colorado./QUOTE]
I am pretty sure that they do not call it hemp in those states since they are interested in the THC.
If you were to look around the Indian reservations in South Dakota you would find hemp growing wild because they tried unsuccessfully to farm it a few years back.
I bet that if oak fibers were made into cloth or jewelry, it too would smell weird if it got wet or was manhandled by hippies. But oak chips having soaked in beer tastes wonderful.Don't know if I have ever eaten hemp, have had the seeds on somethings. When hemp jewlery gets wet it gets a real catty smell and not in a good way like hops so not sure how well that would work in beer.