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AP FILE PHOTO, OCT. 5, 2013 | published: January 29, 2014

Hemp chef Derek Cross helps harvest hemp during the first known harvest of the plant in more than 60 years in Springfield, Colo. The federal farm-bill agreement reached Monday reverses decades of prohibition for hemp cultivation. Instead of requiring approval from federal drug authorities to cultivate the plant, the 10 states that have authorized hemp would be allowed to grow it in pilot projects or at colleges and universities for research.



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