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41% Of Arizona's Hemp Crop Has Too Much THC

Hemp farming became legal in Arizona last year, but tests of that crop have so far shown that around 41% of it has more THC than what’s allowed. THC is the psychoactive component of marijuana.

This means farmers cannot harvest and sell that hemp, which was expected to be a big cash crop.

To find out why that’s happening and what farmers are planning to do about it, The Show spoke with Sully Sullivan, executive director and co-founder of the Hemp Industry Trade Association of Arizona. He’s also a member of the state Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Advisory Council.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.