41% Of Arizona's Hemp Crop Has Too Much THC

Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 12:48pm
Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 3:00pm
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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.

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