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A green gold rush is expected as hemp has officially been removed from the controlled substances list in Texas.

According to Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller, this will be good for Texas farmers.

“You just watch, there is going to be more hemp grown than we could ever process,” Miller said in a statement. “We want the processing facilities to be right here in rural Texas and bring those jobs to rural Texas.”

Historically, hemp has been used in many products, from soaps to lip balms. Hemp differs from marijuana as it contains very low levels of the psychoactive compound THC.

 

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