Pennsylvania researchers trying to grow hemp in coal waste using mine water

JIM LOCKWOOD The (Scranton) Times-Tribune (AP)
Ray Angeli gives a tour of the facility next to the greenhouse at the NEET center in Mayfield, Lackawanna County, where hemp will be grown for research. (Jake Danna Stevens / AP)

Hemp is coming to Lackawanna County. The state recently awarded a hemp research permit to the nonprofit U.S. Ecological Advanced Research & Conservation Hub in Mayfield and Lackawanna College for them to grow and explore potential industrial uses of hemp, the college announced.

Hemp cultivation and research will take place at the Northeast Environmental Technology Center greenhouse and lab in Mayfield. Students from Lackawanna College’s new Sustainable Agriculture program will participate in the research and work.

 

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