Tests show Idaho police seized hemp, not marijuana

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BOISE, Idaho — A truckload of what Idaho police believed to be marijuana turned out to be industrial hemp, a newspaper reported.

A federal judge in Idaho authorized the release of test outcomes Friday that identified that 7,000 pounds of a green substance confiscated by Idaho State Police in January, The Idaho Statesman reported Tuesday.

The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill legalized development and sale of industrial hemp, as lengthy as it has much less than .three% concentration of THC, the psychoactive element in cannabis.

In Idaho, hemp remains illegal regardless of its THC concentration and possession carries the very same legal penalties as marijuana.

The hemp was becoming shipped to Colorado immediately after Huge Sky bought it from a farmer licensed by the Oregon Division of Agriculture, according to Huge Sky Scientific CEO Ryan Shore.

The material remains impounded and Idaho intends to sell the truck, trailer and the crop, he mentioned.

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