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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