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Firm sues over product it says is hemp; state says it’s pot

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https://www.apnews.com/b1a6ca970b8b4aec85ba52dd455f9756

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A company has filed a lawsuit against Idaho State Police and Ada County after authorities seized nearly 7,000 pounds of cannabis from a truck headed to Colorado, the Idaho Statesman reported.

Authorities who stopped the truck said it was filled with marijuana, but Big Sky Scientific LLC, which was shipping the product to Colorado, said in the lawsuit that it’s industrial hemp, which is now legal under the recently passed U.S. Farm Bill.
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Hemp & pot are both classified as Cannabis sativa but commercial hemp is supposed to contain little or no THC, the psychoactive compound that gives pot is mind-altering properties.

The fact that this large shipment was headed to MJ-friendly Colorado makes me wonder. This case will hinge on the results of lab tests.
 

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Ah America.

Land of the Free.

I know. It's a friggen plant for gods sake. One that was outlawed because blacks and Mexicans used it. Now 1000's of Americans of all colors are jailed for possessing it.
 

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https://www.apnews.com/b1a6ca970b8b4aec85ba52dd455f9756

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A company has filed a lawsuit against Idaho State Police and Ada County after authorities seized nearly 7,000 pounds of cannabis from a truck headed to Colorado, the Idaho Statesman reported.

Authorities who stopped the truck said it was filled with marijuana, but Big Sky Scientific LLC, which was shipping the product to Colorado, said in the lawsuit that it’s industrial hemp, which is now legal under the recently passed U.S. Farm Bill.
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Hemp & pot are both classified as Cannabis sativa but commercial hemp is supposed to contain little or no THC, the psychoactive compound that gives pot is mind-altering properties.

The fact that this large shipment was headed to MJ-friendly Colorado makes me wonder. This case will hinge on the results of lab tests.

It's going to be one of the difficulties with hemp being legalized. But Colorado isn't just about marijuana, we have a very healthy hemp industry that is looking to take advantage of the nationalized legalization of the industrial hemp industry. Colorado isn't so much importing a lot of marijuana, but might be looking to add to the hemp stocks while farms start getting going.
 

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I know. It's a friggen plant for gods sake. One that was outlawed because blacks and Mexicans used it. Now 1000's of Americans of all colors are jailed for possessing it.

One of the reasons it was outlawed because newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst had huge timber & paper holdings that were threatened by hemp, from which a superior newsprint can be produced. So it was banished in part by his yellow journalism.
 

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Hemp was in big demand during WWII to make rope & other cordage for our Navy.
 

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One of the reasons it was outlawed because newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst had huge timber & paper holdings that were threatened by hemp, from which a superior newsprint can be produced. So it was banished in part by his yellow journalism.

The cotton industry also was responsible for hemp's suppression. In many ways it is a superior fiber to cotton. The first Levi jeans were made from hemp fiber.

Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag from hemp. In fact, its combination of ruggedness and comfort were utilized by Levi Strauss as a lightweight duck canvas for the very first pair of jeans made in California. For thousands of years hemp was traditionally used as an industrial fiber.

https://www.thehia.org/textiles
 
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