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What's Next For The Hemp Business?

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New Bloom Labs
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New Bloom Labs here in Chattanooga is a testing facility for hemp growers in this area and beyond.

The business was launched back in the fall - amid the hemp industry boom here in Tennessee and elsewhere.

John Kerns is CEO of New Bloom Labs, which he runs with his brother Jesse...

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