A kanaf plant's leaves look similar to hemp or marijuana, seen in a field outside the Industrial Hemp Manufacturing Company in Spring Hope, NC, on Oct. 28, 2015. Farmers are eager to grow the crop, which can be used in textiles, oil drilling fluid and other products. It has virtually no THC, the active ingredient in marijuana that is smoked. The outer fibers of these plants are used in the textile industry and the inner core is used by the oil and gas industry.
A kanaf plant's leaves look similar to hemp or marijuana, seen in a field outside the Industrial Hemp Manufacturing Company in Spring Hope, NC, on Oct. 28, 2015. Farmers are eager to grow the crop, which can be used in textiles, oil drilling fluid and other products. It has virtually no THC, the active ingredient in marijuana that is smoked. The outer fibers of these plants are used in the textile industry and the inner core is used by the oil and gas industry. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
A kanaf plant's leaves look similar to hemp or marijuana, seen in a field outside the Industrial Hemp Manufacturing Company in Spring Hope, NC, on Oct. 28, 2015. Farmers are eager to grow the crop, which can be used in textiles, oil drilling fluid and other products. It has virtually no THC, the active ingredient in marijuana that is smoked. The outer fibers of these plants are used in the textile industry and the inner core is used by the oil and gas industry. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

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