After trying their hand at the crop, some North Dakota producers want to grow more.

NEW LEIPZIG, N.D. - Industrial hemp had been banned in the United States for decades before Congress allowed states to set up pilot programs in the 2014 Farm Bill.

Now, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and NDSU are allowed to regulate hemp-growing, and the state just finished its first harvest season.

Hemp can be used for rope, oil and possibly even medicine. It also lacks THC, the ingredient that gives marijuana users a high.

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