Aug 11, 2019

LINCOLN — Legalization of industrial hemp is causing headaches for prosecutors across the state, prompting some counties to suspend prosecution of possession of small amounts of its look-alike — and high-inducing — cousin, marijuana.

Under the state’s new hemp law passed in May, cannabis with a THC level of less than .3% is deemed legal.

That’s forced some prosecutors to believe that now they must prove, through testing and court testimony, that marijuana seized by law enforcement is above that THC limit, and is illegal marijuana and not legal hemp. Read More.