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The Growth And Challenges Of The Hemp Industry


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.

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