Earlier this month, Melanie Asmar reported about thefirst legal U.S. hemp harvest in more than fifty years
getting underway in southeastern Colorado -- one thatwrapped up
a week or so later. PhotographerBen 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.
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More from our Follow That Story archive circa October 1: "Hemp: First harvest in more than fifty years begins in southeastern Colorado."