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Hemp advocates hope for Virginia crop

There was hemp fabric for clothing and backpacks, hemp seeds for snacking and a block of hempcrete for building.

There was a hemp-and-berries-and-bananas pie, and hemp paper and hemp plastic.

And there was hemp legislation, which after all was the focus of Tuesday’s gathering at Jim Politis’ farm in Riner.

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Hemp production hopes higher in Virginia

Riner, VA - As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day, here’s a bit of trivia you might not know: the original Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

Today, 238 years later,Virginia may be one step closer to growing hemp again.

A group in Riner wants to grow hemp.

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