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Diners flock to sample hemp dishes

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Rick Paul says the only thrill you'll get from his hemp muffins and burgers is from the taste.

The eye-catching dishes have proven extremely popular at Paul's 18-seat White Light Diner. But please, he asks, don't come in hoping for a buzz."Anybody who starts giggling after eating these muffins probably smoked a joint before coming to work," Paul joked.

Paul started selling his unusual combination of food Tuesday.

The 59-cent muffins, available in three flavors, are made with hemp seeds, which come from a non-potent relative of the intoxicating marijuana plant.

The burgers came from cattle that ate hemp-fortified feed. Paul says they're less greasy than typical burgers because they were ground with less fat.

Hemp-fed beef is rare since hemp production is illegal in the United States. It's legal to import specially certified seeds and hemp fiber for certain purposes, such as beer-making. The farmer who supplied the beef got his grain from a brewery that couldn't use the seeds because they were ground too fine.