The seeds came from Kentucky but apparently one is only allowed to purchase hemp seeds from overseas with the expressed OK of the Department of Agriculture.
The foundation is being laid for a deeply regulated cannabis industry. These farmers got caught up in this process. Because if the cops can’t make money off of keeping cannabis illegal, someone in government is absolutely going to make money off of it being legal. In the meantime the government doesn’t need any rouge hemp farms on it’s hands that don’t bow to the proper authorities.
If Stuart prevails in the lawsuit, the farmers’ plants, property, equipment and seeds could all be seized and forfeited to the government. His complaint says the federal government could receive either $250,000 in civil penalties or twice the sum of the defendants’ gross receipts.