Cops, Marijuana, and Hemp

Police across the country are having a hard time with the legalization of hemp. Both hemp and marijuana are essentially the same plant. The leaves are identical. They are the same species. They even smell the same! The difference is that marijuana is grown to have a higher THC content. Hemp is defined by federal statutes as a variety of the plant, having a THC level below approximately .03%.

With legalized hemp cultivation, police are seizing hemp and charging people with marijuana possession. The problem is police can’t tell the difference between the two products without a chemical test. Check out these articles about people who got arrested for having hemp:

Mistaken Marijuana

Arrest for Trafficking Legal Hemp

Written by Greg Gouner

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