The hemp plant has a storied history in China. It was probably twisted into the world's first rope there around 2,800bc.
中国麻类植物种植历史悠久 。公元前2800年，麻类植物可能就被拧成了世界上的第一股绳子 。
In the West you find it in cigarette paper and Bible pages. In the East, it is woven into uniforms of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
在西方，你可以在卷烟纸和《圣经》书页中发现它 。在东方，它被织成了人民解放军（PLA）的制服 。
Since its cooler sister, marijuana, became legal for recreational use in Canada and many American states last year,
industrial-use hemp—a variety of cannabis that contains trivial amounts of weed's mindaltering substance, THC—
is flourishing in a country that until a few years ago banned its cultivation outright and where cannabis traffickers can face the death penalty.
China grows nearly half the world's legal hemp. In 2018 sales, mostly of textile fibre made from the plant's stalk, totalled $1.2bn.
中国种植了世界近一半的合法大麻 。2018年的销售额达到12亿美元，其中大部分是由麻类植物根茎制成的纺织纤维 。
Now global demand for its seeds, leaves and flowers is surging. Packed with fulsome fatty acids, seeds go into snacks and oil.
现在世界对麻类植物的种子、叶子和花朵的需求剧增 。经过脂肪酸的包装后，种子变成了小吃和油 。
Leaves and flowers contain cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating compound that reduces anxiety and inflammation.
It is being added as a supplement to food, drinks and cosmetics across the West. In June America approved the first CBD medicine, for epilepsy.
在西方这一成分作为补充物被添加至食物、饮料和化妆品中 。6月，美国批准首个治疗癫痫的CBD药物 。
China's first licence to extract CBD went to Hanma Investment Group, owner of its largest hemp planter and processor, in January 2017.
By next year, estimates New Frontier Data, a cannabis consultancy, Chinese sales of CBD will more than quadruple to $228m.
Investors are rushing into the field. A Chinese hemp index tracked since 2018 by Wind Information, a data provider,
投资者疯狂地挤入该领域 。数据提供者Wind Information自2018年起追踪了中国大麻指数，
has more than doubled in value this year. Shares in Shanghai Shunho New Materials Technology, a packaging firm,
rose threefold after it received a licence to plant hemp in south-western Yunnan, the first province to lift a national ban in 2010.
Her hands began to twist the handles of the bag she carried
Specialists see various reasons for the recent surge in inflation.
They have been arrested as suspected drug traffickers.
The European Commission has urged France to lift its ban on imports of British beef.