1 massive problem for the cannabis industry that needs to be addressed immediately
The cannabis industry has been growing significantly in recent years as legalization has progressed in many states, with 11 having passed legislation for recreational use and more states likely following suit. In addition, the farm bill was passed nearly a year ago which allowed cannabidiol (CBD) to be permitted federally so long as it was derived from hemp. While these are all good developments, they’ve taken place even though the country may not have been ready for them. Telling the difference between hemp and marijuana isn’t easy One of the biggest challenges for the industry is that telling hemp apart from CBD can be almost impossible since the plants effectively look the same. And that’s made it very difficult for law enforcement to be able to determine whether someone is transporting hemp or marijuana. The cut-off for a plant being considered marijuana is 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content. It can be a very fine line as to whether someone is in violation of a crime or not, especially if the test isn’t precise enough. Truck drivers are especially vulnerable and have gotten into legal trouble for transporting hemp because it isn’t easy for law enforcement to tell the difference between hemp…
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