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VA Coalition Pushes to Legalize Growing Hemp

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A group of people in Charlottesville is doing everything in its power to make it legal to grow hemp.

The Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition met to discuss the importance of what it calls an amazing natural resource. The group says legalizing industrial hemp would help out farmers and boost the economy, as it is a low-maintenance crop that should not be confused with marijuana.

"I mean it's really a miracle plant when you start to look at the evidence that we have and they actually use it for some sites to get radiation out of the soil, so it really is a miracle plant and it needs to be grown," said Jason Amatucci, the coalition's founder. "It's really a no-brainer in my opinion." 

The movies "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" and "The Hemp Revolution" were shown at Thursday night's meeting.

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