Close to half of all hemp tested in Arizona contained too much THC

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Dustin Shill, head farmer for Arizona Hemp Supply Co., said he recently forked over US$12,000 for a batch of 10 tests. “It’s a high-risk deal,” Shill said. “Right now, it’s just a shot in the dark really. Arizona began issuing licences to grow hemp — marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin — last year and farmers planted their first crops a few months later. Dealing with a new crop is never easy, particularly one with the stipulations of hemp, and while other states have struggled to keep THC levels in check, few have experienced Arizona’s failure rate. You got to know when to harvest.”   Want to keep up to date on what’s happening in the world of cannabis? Arizona’s hemp is running hot.

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