Industrial Hemp Could Become Common Sight In PA Once Again

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Hemp displayed at the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show. (Photo: Rachel McDevitt/WITF)

HARRISBURG, PA (WITF) – Industrial hemp used to be grown across the commonwealth and used for things like clothing, rope, and animal feed. Its popularity started to decline with the rise of cotton about 150 years ago, but the industry really suffered a setback when Congress outlawed it in the 1930s because of its similarities to marijuana. Read More: