August 9, 2020

‘Not marijuana’: US hemp farmers battle tough market and thieves

Stanley (United States) (AFP) – When she planted hemp to make extra money for her family farm, Susan Corbett did not imagine thieves would find their way to her rural plot in Virginia to steal the plants.And yet they did — one of many bends in the wild and sometimes bumpy ride hemp farmers have had since the crop was legalized in the United States in 2018.Two security cameras now watch over a portion of Corbett’s crop, which looks and smells like marijuana but contains very little tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is what gets users high.Also warning would-be pilferers is a sign whose bold bl…


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