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Mississippi Hemp Products Contain 40x Legal THC Limit, Testing Shows

The 2018 Farm Bill allows hemp products to be sold as long as they contain no more than 0.3% THC.

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A recent round of testing for hemp-based products sold to consumers at gas stations and convenience stores in Mississippi showed they contained significantly more delta-9 THC than is allowed by law in the state.

The 2018 Farm Bill allows hemp products to be sold as long as they contain no more than 0.3% THC. But Cliff Osbon, co-founder of Steep Hill, a licensed medical cannabis testing lab, found that products contained three to 40 times that amount. In many cases, the THC levels were higher than what is allowed for medical cannabis patients in Mississippi.

“This is a lot higher levels than we expected,” Osbon said, according to MBP Online. “They also had edibles or gummies for sale and some of those were available in strengths and quantities greater than a person with a medical marijuana card in Mississippi can go buy at a legal dispensary.”

The findings drew condemnation from local lawmakers. Rep. Lee Yancey, a House Republican, said he will seek to either heavily regulate or altogether ban the sale of these products.

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