A crop of cannabis in Kern County — a hotbed of anti-THC fanaticism — was destroyed this week, allegedly for testing too high in the chemical.
Kern county has 7,000 registered acres of hemp and is one of the state’s leading producers.
- Reports are that law enforcement destroyed some fields that were under contract by a local hemp researcher who had failed to register some local acreage. Two dozen samples tested higher than the .03 legal limit, with some as high as seven percent.
- County sherriffs wouldn’t comment on reports that they had destroyed a crop near Arvin, but said they have an active investigation of hemp in the area.