State takes over South Carolina-grown hemp tests to ensure THC levels aren’t too high - Cannabis News
The task of testing hemp for for its primary psychoactive compound will now have to be handled by state inspectors rather than growers under a change in federal policy.
The S.C. Department of Agriculture has asked lawmakers for $1.6 million to hire staff, as well as pay for vehicles and travel, sampling equipment and laboratory costs.
The law mandates a hemp crop contain less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, to be harvested.
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