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El Charro serving hemp tamales

Posted at 11:16 AM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 14:19:51-04

El Charro Cafe has introduced a head-turning dish -- the Hola Hemp tamal, which boasts hemp seeds as a main ingredient.

Server Omar Salazar said the vegan dish includes olive oil, flax seeds, quinoa, nopalito cactus and a side of tomatillo salsa verde, has been a popular seller.

There is no HTC in the tamales, meaning diners won't get high from eating them.

Arizona passed a law earlier this year that will allow farmers to grow industrial hemp.

The dish is available at all three Tucson El Charros: 311 N. Court Ave., 7725 N. Oracle Road and 6910 E. Sunrise.

For more information on El Charro -- which was established in 1922 -- click here.