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Under the Microscope: Hemp Research

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Luke Runyon
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Harvest Public Media

  Hemp is grown throughout the world for its oil and fiber, which show up in everything from beauty products to rope.Its chemical compounds might also hold the key to medical treatments for Parkinson’s and epilepsy. But scientists say they need more research to unlock hemp’s benefits. As Luke Runyon reports, conflicting laws make it tough to get started.