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Photos of the Day: First legal U.S. hemp harvest in more than fifty years

Earlier this month, Melanie Asmar reported about the

first legal U.S. hemp harvest in more than fifty years

getting underway in southeastern Colorado -- one that

wrapped up

a week or so later. Photographer

Ben Droz

was on hand to capture the scene, and he's kindly allowing us to share images of this historic occasion, which supporters hope will mark the birth of a new and vibrant industry based on what Asmar describes as "marijuana's sober sister."

Continue for more photos by Ben Droz of the first legal U.S. hemp harvest in more than fifty years.Continue for more photos by Ben Droz of the first legal U.S. hemp harvest in more than fifty years. Continue for more photos by Ben Droz of the first legal U.S. hemp harvest in more than fifty years.Continue for more photos by Ben Droz of the first legal U.S. hemp harvest in more than fifty years.

More from our Follow That Story archive circa October 1: "Hemp: First harvest in more than fifty years begins in southeastern Colorado."

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