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First legal hemp crop in CO since WWII

A man in Colorado plants the first hemp crop in Southeastern Colorado since World War II. (Source: KRDO/CNN) A man in Colorado plants the first hemp crop in Southeastern Colorado since World War II. (Source: KRDO/CNN)

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (KRDO/CNN) – A farmer in Colorado is making history with his hemp seeds. He's planting the first crop of industrial hemp in the southeastern part of the state since World War II.

Growing hemp has been illegal for decades because the government put it in the same class as cocaine and its close relative, marijuana.

THC is what gets pot smokers high, and researchers say there isn't enough of it in hemp to bring on an altered state.

Right now, hemp is used in protein powders and other foods, clothing, ropes and soaps, but it's all imported.

The Colorado farmer said he thinks hemp will eventually be used for fuel.

Analysts estimate the U.S. market for hemp is in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

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