Ohio Attorney General Announces Testing Program For Hemp and Marijuana

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced Tuesday the creation of a grant program to help law enforcement in differentiating between hemp and marijuana.

“Just because the law changed, it doesn’t mean the bad guys get a ‘get of out of jail free’ card,” Yost said. “We are equipping law enforcement with the resources to do their jobs.”

The grant program will provide funding for law enforcement agencies to have large quantities of marijuana tested in accredited laboratories that have the capabilities to quantify THC.

Senate Bill 57, recently signed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, changed the Ohio Revised Code definition of marijuana to exclude hemp, defined as cannabis containing not more than 0.3% THC.

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