Mixed messages from police, plus thieves seeking free weed

  • Given the rise in popularity of CBD (in a recent poll, 14 percent of Americans said they use CBD) and the growing (no pun intended) number of products made using hemp in the United States, it’s a good time to be a hemp farmer.
  • At The New York Times, Sarah Maslin Nir explored the unexpected problem hemp farmers face.
  • To begin with, there’s the matter of how hemp and pot aren’t exactly easily distinguishable – meaning that a number of police officers have assumed farmers loading their wares into a car or truck were engaged in illegal activities, and acted accordingly.
  • Technology isn’t the only avenue that’s coming up short in its ability to distinguish between CBD and pot.

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