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KLAMATH FALLS — Looking over their field of 5,000 thriving hemp plants, Marianne and Marvin Yong, the owners of Wholly Hemp Farm, said their mission is to educate the Klamath Falls community about the industrial plant’s potential, ranging from textiles to building material to medicine.

“It got kind of lumped in with its crazy, wild sister marijuana,” said Marianne Yong.

“That’s what I tell people: Hemp is the boring, smarter cousin of the cannabis family. But it’s really exciting stuff, and really, the potential is limitless at this point.”

With the guidance of operations specialist Vernon Norwest, they started planting June 1 and expect the plants to flower by the middle to end of August.

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Hannah Steinkopf-Frank ~ NRtoday.com ~

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