A pile of dried branches of industrial hemp sit on a table in the Spader Greenhouse on the State University of New York at Morrisville campus in Morrisville, N.Y.
Around that table, two students and Howard Rice, the instructional support assistant for the horticulture department at the college, use pruning shears to strip the flowers from the branches.
“It feels good after putting in the work all season to get to this point,” Rice said.
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