Proposal would allow hemp to be grown in Illinois

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A 17-year old Warren County teen ran a drug ring and earned over $20,000 a month selling hydroponic marijuana.

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SPRINGFIELD, IL – A bill in the Illinois General Assembly would allow hemp to be grown legally in the state. While hemp is similar to marijuana Manufacturers say It has little or no THC. The chemical that gives users a high.

Hemp can be used for everything from textiles, rope and fabric to lotions and even food.

Medical marijuana has been allowed in Illinois since 2013.

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