Marijuana vs. hemp: Monterey supervisors split on industrial hemp rules

The Californian reports……..Monterey County supervisors and the cannabis community clashed with each other over a new hemp pilot program, culminating in a 3-1 vote in favor of allowing hemp cultivation near Pajaro, Castroville and in the South County.

Salinas’ supervisor, Luis Alejo, cast the sole vote Tuesday against the program, which allows cultivation of industrial hemp, which is a variety of cannabis that has little to no THC, so it can’t get anyone high.

It is grown instead for both industrial applications and CBD, a non-psychoactive chemical that is used medicinally for certain types of pain and other ailments.

Supervisors approved the plan in a split vote. Jane Parker, who represents the Seaside and Marina areas, was absent.


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