Officials can’t test between marijuana and hemp for legal purposes

UNCHARTED WATERS. IT MIGHT NOT BE PURPLE HAZY. BIT OF A FOG. >> IT’S OBVIOUSLY GOING TO
CREATE SOME CONFUSION AMONG LAW
ENFORCEMENT. COURTIS: THIS IS A MEMORANDUM
FROM HAMILTON COUNTY PROSECUTOR
JOE DETERS SENT TO THE COUNTY
POLICE CHIEF ASSOCIATION. REGARDING SENATE BILL 57. IT SAYS HEMP IS DEFINED AS
CANNABIS CONTAINING NOT MORE
THAN 0.3% T.H.C. AND TESTS ARE NECESSARY TO
ENSURE LEGAL LEVELS. BUT DETERS ALSO SAYS AT
PRESENT, NO CRIME LABS IN THE
STATE OF OHIO ARE ABLE TO
PERFORM THIS ANALYSIS AND UNTIL
THAT TECHNOLOGY BECOMES
AVAILABLE, HE WILL NOT BE ABLE THE MISDEMEANOR LEVEL NOR
INDICT THEM AS FELONIES. STATE SENATOR CECIL THOMAS. >> A FORMER NARCOTICS OFFICER
WORKING UNDERCOVER. AND I WOULD PROBABLY SHY AWAY
FROM EVEN ADDRESSING THE ISSUE
AT THIS POINT. UNTIL THERE’S CONFIRMATION THAT
EVERYTHING’S IN PLACE. CAN STILL INVESTIGATE AND
SOPHISTICATE MARIJUANA. HE SAYS THE STATUTE OF
LIMITATIONS ON FELONY MARIJUANA
CHARGES IS SIX YEARS. >> OFTENTIMES YOU HAVE
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES. AND THEN YOU GOT TO TRY TO
CLEAN ALL OF THAT UP. SO IT’S GOING TO BE A WHILE
BEFORE WE — IF YOU WILL FINE
TUNE THIS PARTICULAR
LEGISLATION. COURTIS: A SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE
PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE TOLD ME
FORTUNATELY THIS SHOULD NOT BE
A LONG-TERM PROBLEM. SHOULD HAVE TESTING UP AND
RUNNING WITHIN TWO — TWO
MONTHS OR SO. SHE SAYS YES, THE MISDEMEANOR
IS PROBLEMATIC. THE FELONIES SHOULD BE FINE. REPORT

8 comments

  1. Free the Marijuana and legalize the Marijuana!

    It's Stupid that Police and the State's have been saying that Marijuana is a Drug when in fact Marijuana is an Herb and it's national Medicine!

    All forms of Marijuana is supposed to be weighed by the once not by the Gram!

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