Hemp-mania showed up in the region in the last couple of years. The federal legalization of industrial hemp, marijuana's non-stoner sibling, opened the floodgates for production.
Now there's a move to blur the line between the two kinds of cannabis. Some hemp farmers want a higher level of THC--the stoner chemical--allowed in hemp.
Chuck Abbott is a journalist who covers agriculture in many forms. We grab him for a quick overview of trends in the hemp industry.