What's the legal definition of "hemp"?

If someone came up with a hemp hybrid (which no longer resembled the original plant) like say they mixed poppy with highly potent hemp, could they get into trouble for having it?

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  • 8 years ago
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    There is no legal definition of hemp. What is illegal is any substance containing THC. If you were to mix the marijuana with a poppy plant, you'd probably be in trouble for the poppy, as it is more potent than the marijuana.

  • 8 years ago

    Yes, you could definitely get in trouble for it but that is a more complex question than it sounds.

    Hemp is a reference to low THC Cannabis sativa plants that are often used for industrial purposes (Fiber, paper animal feed, oil etc). In the US I still beleive it is illegal to have or grow any Cannabis sativa plants for any reason (under federal law). Since what you describe is "highly potent hemp" you are asking for trouble mixing "white widow" with a non Cannabis plant will not make it legal.

    BUT lets say you were able to produce said hybrid, if it had a measurable level of THC it would still be illegal, you might have a case, although I would guarantee no court would rule in your favor.

    You really need to check with an actual lawyer who deals with agricultural or pharmacuetical laws because this is not just a matter of "but this is not hemp it is a hybrid" and it being okay.

    So if you are smart enough to cross what are 2 very different plants (honestly if you did I would be impressed) you are smart enough to do some research and realize that federal law in the US makes cannabis sativa illegal and not even suitable for medical experimentation.

  • Emma
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    8 years ago

    Hemp is the strongest vegetable fiber on the planet. Hemp is a highly evolved plant species and is not genetically engineered. Hemp is heat, mildew, pest, light, and rot resistant. Hemp's long, smooth, hollow fibers make hemp very strong, durable and mold and mildew resistant.

    More Info on Hemp - http://www.organic-items.com/hemp-paper-wood.htm

    Hemp Uses - http://www.organic-items.com/hemp-uses.htm

    Hemp Legal Implications - http://www.organic-items.com/hemps-legal-implicati...

    Goodluck

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