Half-way hemp law puts shippers in a bind

When Congress does something half-way, it can cause more problems than it solves. That’s certainly true of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp nationwide as an agricultural crop.

What Congress didn’t do was make sure farmers growing hemp could ship it to buyers across the country without fear that over-zealous police officers would seize it in the mistaken belief that it was recreational marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law despite legalization in 11 states. At best, such seizures delay shipments while the product is tested; at worst, the hemp may be damaged or destroyed if sealed packages are opened, or if hemp is held in hot warehouses for weeks at a time.

Source: Half-way hemp law puts shippers in a bind | Mail Tribune