Cannabis production is quietly but steadily flourishing in China's southwestern province of Yunnan, footage from Wednesday reveals.
Yunnan farmers worked on the rows of plants in the fields and laboratory workers demonstrated how to turn the cuttings into dried hemp.
China has surpassed the US in cannabis production and has become the world's leading grower and processor of hemp plants for industrial purposes. Farmers are able to make profit from the entire plant by selling the stems to textile factories, the leaves to pharmaceutical companies and the seeds to food companies.
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