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    Default The DEA Wants Help Differentiating Marijuana From Hemp

    Kyle Jaeger
    March 6, 2019

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is actively looking for a device that it can use to determine whether a given cannabis plant is federally legal hemp or still-prohibited marijuana.
    In a “sources sought” notice published last week, the agency said that the 2018 Farm Bill, which federally legalized industrial hemp and its derivatives, made it necessary to find “vendors in the marketplace” that have developed such field kits.
    The device “must provide specificity to distinguish between hemp and marijuana,” according to the notice.

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    Default Re: The DEA Wants Help Differentiating Marijuana From Hemp

    This will be interesting, since hemp grown in rich fertile soil can have a THC content far higher than that .3 limit....
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    Default Re: The DEA Wants Help Differentiating Marijuana From Hemp

    Frankly, the DEA should be devoting its time and resources to more pressing problems, rather than trying to decipher hemp from marijuana. Illicit drug gangs, international drug smugglers, and the Fentanyl opioid crisis come to mind...for starters!

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    Default Re: The DEA Wants Help Differentiating Marijuana From Hemp

    Mr Wiz, you beat me too it! What a waste of DEA time and taxpayers money.

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