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Industrial hemp gets a bad rap, advocates say.

The versatile plant, stigmatized by a different strain that yields marijuana, has been banned in Pennsylvania since 1937, according to the state Department of Agriculture.

But similar to the way that opposition to medical marijuana is fading, resistance to industrial hemp — a source of fiber and food for thousands of years — is weakening too.

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Tim Mekeel ~ LancasterOnline.com ~

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