Hemp must go on: UMaine to teach growers home cultivation

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is going to help the state's gardeners and home growers learn how to cultivate hemp at home.

Maine's hemp business has been growing in recent years as federal restrictions have eased.

The cooperative extension says it will use an online workshop April 2 to teach residents how to grow at home.

The workshop will include advice from John Jemison, an extension professor of soil and water quality.

He will talk about best practices for growing hemp as well as offer instructions about how to harvest, dry, cure and prepare it for personal use.