In mid-January, law enforcement authorities in Osage County, Oklahoma, believed they had on their hands the bust of a lifetime: 18,000 pounds of marijuana in a tractor-trailer. All that was needed was proof that the 18,000 pounds of “plant material” was, in fact, marijuana and not non-psychoactive, legal-to-ship-across-state-lines hemp.
According to defense attorneys, only two of the 11 samples tested from the shipment show THC levels above the 0.3 percent threshold that determines whether cannabis is legally marijuana or hemp. Unsatisfied with the results, Osage County’s new district attorney Mike Fisher plans to send the entire 9-ton shipment onto Colorado (its original destination) in order to be tested.
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