Rural economic boom? Hemp on the horizon in Western North Carolina – Cannabis News
Textile mills in regions such as Western North Carolina lie dormant while Americans import about $500 million worth of hemp annually.
As Mike Lewis spoke by phone from his Kentucky farm, a loud whirring like an onslaught of cicadas rose in the background, threatening his 19-month-old daughter's hard-won nap.
"Well, you have good timing," Lewis sighed in the weary tone of someone used to such intrusions. "Here comes the DEA right now over my farm."
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