Could industrial hemp be the rotational crop of the future in the Midwest?

That's what University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL), researchers Ismail Dweikat and Tom Clemente aim to find out.

Containing almost no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), industrial hemp is the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana. "You can get higher smoking a corn plant than you can on this stuff," said Clemente of industrial hemp in a November 2016 Lincoln Journal Star article.

Nevertheless, industrial hemp is still classified as a Schedule 1 drug right alongside its cousin marijuana and the likes of LSD, heroin, and ecstasy.

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