Grow hemp? It’s no laughing matter for Michigan farmers

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Conservative Republican lawmaker plans bill to allow Michigan farmers to grow hemp A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. This sativa plant, grown for use as the drug marijuana, is closely related to the hemp plant — an agricultural raw material that could be a profitable cash crop for Michigan farmers, according to State Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Port Huron. (Photo: Yarygin, Getty Images/iStockphoto) For going on a century, Americans spoke of hemp in the same breath as marijuana. Both were for joking, smoking and getting arrested. And both were made illegal by the U.S. Congress in 1937. Grow hemp? It’s no laughing matter for Michigan farmers

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