Smokable hemp can’t be easily distinguished from marijuana, which has led some states to consider a ban on the substance.
Indiana was one such state, with Gov. Eric Holcomb signing a law banning smokable hemp. This triggered a lawsuit signed by seven wholesale hemp companies, including The CBD Store of Fort Wayne; El Anar; Indiana CBD Wellness; C.Y. Wholesale; Indy E-Cigs; 5 Star Medicinal Products; and DREEM Nutrition.
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U.S. District Judge Sarah Evan Barker said that a difficult task of distinguishing marijuana from hemp is not enough a reason to consider proposing unconstitutional legislation.
“The fact that local law enforcement may need to adjust tactics and training in response to changes in federal law is not a sufficient basis for enacting unconstitutional legislation,” Barker wrote in the order.
The judge had issued an immediate injunction blocking the law, according to Hemp Industry Daily.
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