USDA says states can’t block hemp transport

“States cannot block the interstate transport of legally produced hemp products, according to a legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”- According to the article in  freightwaves.com  and its author  Nate Tabak

‘The May 28 opinion concludes that states and federally recognized Native American tribes must allow the free-flow of hemp across state lines and reservations envisaged in the 2018 Farm Bill. Despite the legalization of hemp, state authorities have seized shipments and prosecuted truckers.” Tabak also wrote in his article

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Source and credits: freightwaves.com /  Nate Tabak, Canada Correspondent

“Ryan Shore wants his hemp back. “They are holding the hemp. They are holding the truck,” Shore said.

Shore is the founder and CEO of Big Sky Scientific, the Colorado startup at the center of the Idaho trucker hemp controversy.

The truck driver was arrested for illegally hauling hemp and goes to trial in October. Big Sky has filed a lawsuit against the Idaho State Police and the Ada County Idaho prosecutor’s office for taking the hemp”. – According to article in freightwaves.com and its author Linda Baker

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Source and credits : freightwaves.com / Linda Baker, Staff Writer

 

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