Lawmakers target intoxicating hemp products

Hemp regulation and taxation bills have been introduced in numerous states this year.
In this Aug. 21, 2019, photo, rows plants are shown at an industrial hemp farm, in Clayton Township, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

States are cracking down on intoxicating hemp-based products, a burgeoning industry operating outside of the regulated cannabis market.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon (R) this month signed prohibitions on the sale of certain products. A bill capping hemp THC levels is awaiting Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) signature in Florida.

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