RENO COUNTY, Kan. - As the Kansas farm economy struggles farmers are considering anything that can help turn a profit, even if it means changing state law.

Thursday dozens showed up to find out more about growing industrial hemp.

"Every state around us is working on it," said one supporter at the event.

Thirty-three states have legalized growing hemp in the last few years. Kansas, which used to be the number two hemp producer before it became illegal, isn't yet one of them.

A relative of the infamous marijuana plant, industrial hemp can be used in thousands of products, from clothes to ropes to cooking oil. 

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