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Boston Globe, 12 Jul 2016 – AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – So far, only the Passamaquoddy Tribe and a Portland resident have received permission to grow what would be the state’s first licensed crops of industrial hemp. They are going into unknown territory in Maine at a time when federal law prohibits commercial hemp cultivation. Republican state Representative Deborah Sanderson, of Chelsea, who sponsored last summer’s hemp legalization bill, said the state’s been “very slow” in getting the crop going. Benedicta potato farmer Glenn Lane said the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry has prolonged the rule-making process.