GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Industrial hemp in North Carolina is making a comeback.
The crop hasn't been grown in our state since the 1930s but now farmers can apply to grow hemp in this upcoming growing season.
Experts say it can be used in clothing, medicine, and construction supplies.
The North Carolina Hemp Commission says this season will be mainly for research purposes.
Some farmers could make a profit on the crop but most should expect to lose money the first year.
"The goal, since it is a research program, is over time, for it to become a profitable platform for North Carolina and a good alternative for some of our other commodities as well,” said Tom Melton of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension.