Kentucky burning hemp with too much THC

Louisville • Kentucky agriculture officials say they’re burning a fraction of the hemp crop being grown in the state for commercial purposes because it contains a higher level of a psychoactive compound than is legally allowed. Brent Burchett is director of plant marketing for the state agriculture department. He says the state’s bound by law to destroy the 100 pounds in question because their THC level exceeded 0.3 percent, the limit set by Congress and followed by the state. Grower Lyndsey Tod...

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