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US (CA): Tehama County moratorium on industrial hemp cultivation extended

By unanimous vote, the Tehama County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday extended the moratorium pertaining to the cultivation of industrial hemp until March 1, 2021.

The vote amends and extends a county ordinance banning cultivation of industrial help in Tehama County to allow county staff an opportunity to develop recommendations for local regulations on commercial industrial hemp and cultivation by established agricultural research institutions.

Tehama County Agriculture Commissioner Dani , said she will be attending several meetings concerning regulations and the cultivation of industrial hemp in the upcoming months and expects to have more information to share with the board following those meetings.

According to the county ordinance, “because industrial hemp and cannabis are derivatives of the same plant, Cannabis sativa L., the appearance of industrial hemp and cannabis are virtually indistinguishable to the untrained eye. Absent a laboratory performed chemical analysis for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content, the two plants cannot be distinguished under their legal definitions.”


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