Farmland

Legalization of Hemp Leads to Legal Nightmares


In Georgia, consumption of hemp and hemp products is legal, but the consumption of cannabidoil (CBD oil) is not. In North Carolina, hemp flower can be sold — except in smokable form. South Carolina allows consumption of CBD oil, but all hemp farmers must be licensed and have their fields approved. In addition, their crops must be tested for THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. Thanks to the legalization of hemp in the 2018 farm bill, things have gotten very confusing very fast. Consider, for instance, the story of this South Carolina farmer, whose farm was raided by dozens of lawmen after he got a thumbs up from the state agriculture department.
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