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Largest UK study of its kind sees 200 million hemp plants cultivated in Market Harborough

Hemp is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species. Credit: CBD Me.

More than 200 million hemp plants are being grown near Market Harborough as part of a new research project.

It is the largest UK study of its kind, looking into the benefits and sustainability of Hemp - which is a type of cannabis plant.

This year's crop, which is able to absorb CO2 much quicker than other plants, can absorb the harmful gas in its 120 day growth cycle - a forest would take 25 years to absorb the same amount.

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