Kentucky burns hemp with too much THC

Louisville. • Kentucky agriculture officials say they burned a fraction of the hemp crop being grown in the state for commercial purposes because it contained a higher level of a psychoactive compound than is legally allowed. About 100 pounds (45 kilograms) of hemp were burned Thursday, said Brent Burchett, director of plant marketing for the state agriculture department. Hemp and marijuana are the same species, but hemp usually has a negligible amount of THC, the psychoactive compound that give...

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