It’s a farm and it’s already growing the plant, but Michael Goodenough and the nearly 50 other hemp farmers in Connecticut won’t be able to grow the plant with more THC.
That’s because the legislation allowing for recreational cannabis left hemp farmers out of the equation and efforts this year to include them fell short.
D&G Ag Tech manufactures 78 brands of products derived from the hemp plant yet none of their products are allowed to be sold in Connecticut’s medical marijuana dispensaries.
Under federal law, hemp can’t contain more than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound that gets you high. Once it’s past that threshold, the cannabis plant is considered marijuana.