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Hemp is here--for some

In early June, Washington County farmers Wayne Smith and Walt Heber started planting one of Tennessee's first hemp crops in more than 60 years.

Other participants in the state's industrial hemp program are not so lucky.

Charles Mason and his son Chuck applied to grow 60 acres of hemp on their farm in Cocke County.

Mason said the seed was to have been delivered weeks ago, but was rejected at U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Memphis and had to be shipped a second time from Canada.

The seed is again in transit, but needs to get here by next week for a successful crop, he said, because it takes about four months to grow a crop and plants will run the risk of freezing weather otherwise.

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