DEA Exceeds Authority In Hemp Seed Seizure-Kentucky State Program
Law and opinion-DEA is just stubborn. They don’t like the program so they are giving it the old bureaucratic slow step dot every “i” cross every “t” inspect and reinspect and delay above all delay thing. It’s infuriating. Gibson guitar ran into this. When the Supreme court threw out their gun ban, DC immediately criminalized harmless bit of gear or empty brass casings. Fired or not BTW. Imagine that going to jail for an unloaded/unfired brass cartridge. That my friends is what we bureaucratic defiance of the law of the land.
The Bluegrass State legalized industrial hemp in 2013 and the federal farm bill signed by President Barack Obama in February allows states to grow it for research.
Industrial hemp superficially resembles marijuana, but has much lower concentrations of psychoactive THC. It’s been used for centuries for making rope, clothes and other items, but growing it was illegal for decades in the U.S.
Earlier this month, the DEA seized 250 pounds of hemp seeds en route to the University of Kentucky from Italy. The package was first flagged by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
“It’s ridiculous, if hemp is not being grown in the United States, how are we going to grow it without seeds?” Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., tells U.S. News. “You can buy a granola bar - in whichever city you’re in - with hemp seeds on it. Everything made of hemp is legal to bring into this country.”
Note To Feds- Hemp Is Not Pot As Grapefruit are Not Oranges