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TN Agriculture Department accepting hemp applications

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NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - Tennessee's Department of Agriculture says it is accepting applications from those interested in growing industrial hemp.

The department says it is developing a licensing and inspection program for the production of industrial hemp in Tennessee.

Officials say industrial hemp is the same plant species of marijuana, but it has a significantly lower content of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. It can be used in a variety of products, including fabric, textiles, fibers and foods.

Those interested can download an application and memorandum of understanding at the department's website.

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