Hemp maze becomes fall rite of passage of a different kind

Wisconsin farmer Tyler Leatherberry says he wants to educate the public about the differences between hemp and marijuana

By Kieran Delamont

2019-10-04

Getting lost in a corn maze is a fall rite of passage. The same, however, can’t really be said for a maze in a field of cannabis plants. 

But this year, a farmer in Wisconsin is putting this to the test. He’s carved a maze into a hemp field that looks like a farm scene from the sky. While it’s not made out of the fun kind of cannabis it’s quite a feat of agriculture.

Tyler Leatherberry, the owner of the farm, told Baraboo News Republic that he wants to educate the public about the differences between hemp and marijuana – the former being an acceptable product and the latter still considered a bit skeezy in some parts of the United States. 

“Everybody thinks that hemp is marijuana,” says Leatherberry. “It’s in the same family, but the THC is bred out, but people don’t know that. They all think we are growing pot.” Strange but true to say in a state that up until the late 60s was a major producer of industrial hemp.

 

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