South Carolina's hemp industry set to grow again this year

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Department of Agriculture officials said that 323 farmers have applied for permits to be able to grow hemp in South Carolina.

Last year, 265 farmers grew the crop.

It was first legalized in 2018 and grown by 20 people that year.

Hemp is considered to be one of the biggest trends in the farming world with research firms estimating it to be a $20 billion industry by 2027.

This year's permits will be granted next month.

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