U.S. farmers who planted hemp are now feeling the pinch of a CBD boom

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Dan Maclure planted eight acres of hemp on his Vermont farm for the first time this year, aiming to cash in on the exploding demand for CBD , a derivative of the plant reputed to ease anxiety and other ills without the high of its close cousin, marijuana . He persevered when some of his hemp plants grew white with mildew and others failed lab tests and had to be destroyed.

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