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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 5:53 pm | Updated: 7:18 pm, Sun Jan 20, 2013.

Hemp, a robust, fast-growing plant with uses ranging from food to fiber to biofuel, could be the cash crop economically ravaged areas like Southside Virginia need to jump start their economies, its proponents say.

Albemarle County could soon join a long list of Virginia localities, including Charlottesvile, that have signed resolutions to separate industrial hemp from marijuana. The supervisors will consider a resolution at their February meeting.

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