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By the numbers: Hemp gets its due

By the numbers: Hemp gets its due

Consider this data in preparation for Hemp History Week.

Hemp just might be having its day. It has become a top functional ingredient, and packaged products are selling like, well, weeds. Even the U.S. government has taken notice and loosened hemp-growing policies for the crop that’s become known as an environmentally friendly, sustainable and nutritious superseed. As retailers and industry supporters prepare for the fifth annual Hemp History Week June 2-8, know the numbers below.

$184 million

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