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North Dakota Hemp

North Dakota Hemp
Legal haze surrounds North Dakota's budding hemp industry
The Associated Press - June 16, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. - As North Dakota's hemp industry grows, legal questions have kept producers from making one of the crop's most desirable products.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that bottles of cannabidiol were recently seized from Watford City and Bismarck stores, where the owner faces felony charges for selling it.

Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive substance derived from cannabis plants. The Drug Enforcement Agency considers most cannabidiol to be an illegal drug.

A DEA spokesman says the problem with cannabidiol isn't the substance itself but that most of the available product comes from manufacturers who make their product from plants the agency considers to be marijuana, not hemp. Marijuana contains more of the psychoactive drug tetrahydrocannabinol than hemp.

The Hemp Industries Association has sued the DEA, saying it's overstepping its authority to deem cannabidiol an illegal drug.



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