Why Did Kentucky Burn 100 Pounds of Cannabis?
4/20 has officially passed this year, and with it, the progress on our diets and 100 pounds of cannabis that was burned in Kentucky—sadly, by burned we do not mean blazed. Crops of hemp, which is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, are grown and cultivated in Kentucky to produce paper, textiles and biofuel. One lucky crop, however, was deemed too damn dank by the State Department of Agriculture, which runs tests to ensure that THC levels are nice and legal for the hemp growers of Kentucky. Apparently, the government authorized THC-cap bans any hemp crops that exceed 0.3% of THC, and some crops have been coming up with four times that. With that said, the average level of THC in a good ol’ batch of Colorado pot is 18.7%, so quit being so shy Kentucky State Department of Agriculture!
While we love the way that a cannabis bonfire sounds, at only 1.4% THC, we guarantee that the department agents who lit that kush were safe, sound, and unfortunately, sober. We don’t doubt the federal authorities on weed, but we do question how the government mandated limit was determined. Best put by Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon on the Senate floor, “You’d have as much luck getting high by smoking cotton from a T-shirt as you would by smoking hemp,” The more you know.
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