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Although hemp was one of the first plants to be spun into a useable fiber 10,000 years ago, it was made illegal to grow without a permit in the USA in 1970 under the Controlled Substances Act. Now with legalization underway across parts of North America, hemp is being revisited for the miracle plant it was once known as so long ago. And, with advances in science, there are new ways to treat hemp that can transform it from a high-performance fiber into a smart one. On today's episode of the Electric Runway podcast, host Amanda Cosco chats with Mark Sunderland. Mark has over 30 years of experience in the field of engineered advanced textile materials and apparel products. He’s also an accomplished professor and academic, as well as the Chief Innovation Officer at Hemp Black. Hemp Black is a company aiming to drive the next generation of advanced sustainable textiles by blending science and nature like never before.

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