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Across the country, advocates are hailing industrial hemp as a miracle crop. Some Floridians even think the plant could surpass oranges as an agricultural powerhouse. But lawmakers in the capitol are urging caution.

Hemp has a long history in the United States. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson reportedly grew the plant on their plantations.

During World War II, the federal government urged farmers to boost production in this 1942 propaganda film Hemp For Victory.

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