HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The medical marijuana bill, which is currently in discussion in the state Senate, and a law that would allow farmers to grow industrial hemp are two separate issues.

It's a distinction those who are for hemp are hoping to make clear. Nicole Kennedy works for Palmetto Harmony, a company that produces CBD oils, which come from hemp. She said the crop could be the answer to farmers' prayers.

"Industrial hemp is a agricultural crop. You cannot get high from it; it's not like marijuana," Kennedy said. "There are currently 38 states that have an industrial hemp program intact."

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