Largest hemp farm in Maine getting even bigger

A Canadian company that specializes in indoor marijuana production is ramping up its move to grow hemp in the United States.

Future Farm Technologies of Vancouver, British Columbia, is adding 100 acres to its Maine hemp farm, nearly doubling its acreage, according to a company news release.

The deal includes an option for Future Farm to lease an additional 1,000 acres.

The property, in Amity, Maine, was already the largest hemp farm in a state that had 30 dedicated acres for the plant’s production in 2017, according to advocacy group Vote Hemp.

Future Farm also has plans to set up a hemp cloning operation in Maine. The company says it intends to introduce 200,000 clones to Maine in 2018.

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