Delegate Mitch van Yahres is on a mission to keep hemp legal in Virginia. The DEA intends to ban products made from industrial hemp, which is found in t-shirts, lip balms, and even in a line of handbags sold by Dave Matthews and company. The DEA wants to ban hemp because of its similarity to marijuana, although it does not contain THC. Van Yahres advocates hemp as a crop that could replace tobacco in Virginia’s economy. The story was on WVIR this evening.