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Saturday, August 10, 2019

State contortions to legalize hemp in Ohio got so complicated that it now looks like misdemeanor marijuana charges won't be prosecuted -- in effect legalizing pot for the time being. That's pretty much the conclusion of legal experts and the state attorney general.

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in this day and age the most reasonable eyeball in the field test would be real easy...if it has seeds > hemp.... no seeds > herb

#1 | Posted by ABlock at 2019-08-10 12:32 PM | Reply

I suspect that these laws making Hemp legal are going to have the unintended consequence of making Marijuana, for all intents and purposes, legal as well. If the only way that you can determine the difference between Hemp and Marijuana is by conducting costly and time consuming tests in a state's crime-lab, it's going to make it too expensive to challenge anyone with a dime bag in his back pocket. All he has to say is that it's a bag of Hemp and it would then be up to the cops to prove otherwise. But if that means sending the suspected material to some lab and having to wait for results, it's just going to be too be more than most states will be willing to put up with.

That being said, I guess some bright guy out there could come-up with a cheap, easy to use field test-kit which could determine whether something was Hemp or Marijuana, but until then, these Hemp legalization laws are just going to make Marijuana arrests, at least for individuals with small amounts, not worth the effort.

OCU

#2 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-08-10 12:37 PM | Reply

Let's remember Oklahoma did the same. Now I can drive 15 miles to a dispensary. Only problem is the dispensary is a little more expensive than my local dealer. The legislature in Oklahoma legalized medical Marijuana, but didn't say what conditions were covered. So now you can buy pot legally for any reason, like chronic boredom. That is a real problem in Oklahoma.

#3 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-08-10 03:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#3 | Posted by docnjo I don't know if it is still true but Pot was the number 1 cash crop in Oklahoma for decades.

#4 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-08-10 03:27 PM | Reply

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