53 Applicants Want To Grow Hemp

HempTennessee’s Department of Agriculture says it has received 53 applications seeking approval to grow industrial hemp.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the applicants will serve as test cases for the state law if the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration gives its approval to the project.
Officials say industrial hemp is the same plant species of marijuana, but it has a significantly lower content of THC, the part that makes you high. It can be used in a variety of products, including fabric, textiles, fibers and foods.
The DEA has asked state officials for more details on planned uses for the crop.
Those who applied to grow hemp asked for plots ranging from one-tenth of an acre in Nashville to more than 900 acres in Memphis. Most sought approval to grow the crop on 5 acres or land or less.