The Buckeye State is among the first to receive federal approval for a statewide program to cultivate hemp.

Drive through southern Ohio this summer, and you might be surprised to see acres of cannabis plants swaying in the breeze.

These bushy annuals won’t be the kind that produce marijuana. Farmers are hoping to grow hemp, and industry experts think a few thousand acres could be in the ground by spring.

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Anna Staver ~ Columbus Dispatch

 

 

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