Colorado grows twice as much hemp as any other state

Colorado grows almost 40 percent of all the hemp in the country, and more than twice as much as any other state.

Not to be confused with its more famous and psychotropic cousin, marijuana, hemp is used for items ranging from medication and medical research to textiles.

Advocacy group Vote Hemp’s 2017 Hemp Crop Report says hemp cultivation more than doubled this year, from 9,770 acres nationwide in 2016, to 23,346 acres this year. Colorado’s hemp acreage is up from 5,921 in 2016 to 9,000 this year.

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