HempMinnesotaImgeMinnDeptOfAgricultureViaStarTribuneDotCom

Not to be confused with illicit marijuana, useful plant draws interest as crop option at U's ag campus.

Sharp-eyed students at the University of Minnesota might do double-takes this summer if they spot what looks like marijuana plants growing on the agricultural testing fields at the St. Paul campus.

But the dark green foliage with jagged leaves will actually be industrial hemp, a close look-alike and cousin to marijuana that’s useless for getting high, but potentially valuable for certain foods, cosmetics and oil.

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Tom Meersman ~ StarTribune.com ~

 

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