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Red Staters See Green in Hemp

A crop from American history could be making a big comeback after nearly five decades.
Hemp’s strong fibers are useful for making rope—and it used to be in U.S. currency.

ONCE GROWN ON the estates of Washington and Jefferson—and used in everything from textiles to food—hemp is as American as they come. And yet according to a recent report

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