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Worker baling hemp straw. Straw from hemp (Cannabis sativa) plants being processed through a baling machine. This makes the straw easier to handle and transport. Hemp is grown for its fibres, which are used to make paper and textiles. Hemp seeds are a source of oil for varnishes, cosmetics and lubricants. Hemp cellulose can be used as a replacement for fibre glass or plastic, such as drain pipes and car body components. Industrial hemp contains much less of the drug tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) than hemp grown illegally for marijuana, and has little effect as a drug.
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