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At Moon Flower, a hemp business run by three generations of Appalachian women, business is blooming


Most mornings in the spring of 2019, sisters Riley and Macie Queen got up before daybreak and drove out to their family’s hemp farm in central West Virginia with their childhood friend Cayla Collett. After hours spent trimming and tending hundreds of plants with loving precision, they’d all ride together to class at the local college, hemp leaves still stuck in their hair.
“We just had to tell our professors, like, look, we’re not smoking before we get to class,” Riley Queen said. “But we are working.”
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