Ohio state crime lab can now distinguish between marijuana and hemp, allowing more pot cases in courts - Cannabis News
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is ready to start testing cannabis plants and oils in drug cases, thanks to new equipment that will help technicians distinguish between hemp and marijuana.
For the past nine months suspected illegal marijuana cases weren’t prosecuted in numerous cities across the state -- such as Columbus and Hunting Valley in Northeast Ohio -- because the Ohio General Assembly legalized hemp and there were no public crime labs in the state that had the testing ability to distinguish between the two plants, which are part of the same cannabis genus.
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Laura Hancock ~ Cleveland.com ~