41% Of Arizona's Hemp Crop Has Too Much THC
Hemp farming became legal in Arizona last year, but tests of that crop have so far shown that around 41% of it has more THC than what’s allowed. THC is the psychoactive component of marijuana.
This means farmers cannot harvest and sell that hemp, which was expected to be a big cash crop.
To find out why that’s happening and what farmers are planning to do about it, The Show spoke with Sully Sullivan, executive director and co-founder of the Hemp Industry Trade Association of Arizona. He’s also a member of the state Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Advisory Council.