Pot or Not? Busts Highlight Growing Confusion Over Hemp
The CBD craze might be leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused.
- Published 9 November 2019
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NEW YORK (AP) — The CBD craze might be leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused. The extract that’s been showing up in everything from candy to coffee is legally derived from hemp plants, which look and smell an awful lot like that other cannabis — marijuana. They’re so similar, police officers and the field tests they use on suspected drugs sometimes can’t tell the difference. Case in point, New York City…