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Hemp must go on: UMaine to teach growers home cultivation

Charles Bertram/Associated Press

BANGOR, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is going to help the state’s gardeners and home growers learn how to cultivate hemp at home.

Maine's hemp business has been growing in recent years as federal restrictions have eased. The cooperative extension said it would use an online workshop on April 2 to teach residents how to grow at home.

The workshop will include advice from John Jemison, an extension professor of soil and water quality. He will talk about best practices for growing hemp as well as offer instructions about how to harvest, dry, cure, and prepare it for personal use, the extension said.

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Registration for the workshop is due by March 30.