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Millions of plants are in California and the ‘black market’ worth $1 BILLION confiscated and destroyed

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An examination of the various hemp fields in California, discovered a 10-million illegal cannabis plants in a “black market”, a value of more than $1 billion, which the authorities have confiscated and destroyed, officials said Thursday.

The researchers looked for 11 different fields in the Arvin area, located about 100 miles north of Los Angeles, california, on Oct. 25, after obtaining a search warrant, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook. They came by the 459 hectares of land, with the assistance of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and federal bureau of investigation.

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The plants were grown, in the guise of a legitimate hemp force, the sheriff’s office said.

Authorities uncovered roughly 10 million illegal cannabis plants with a street value of more than $1 billion in 459 acres of land in Arvin, officials said.
(Kern County Sheriff’s Office)

Samples of the plant were tested to determine their level of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. A test of the levels from the “top” of the legal of 0.3 per cent limit on the production of industrial hemp is, in essence, allowing for the planting of cannabis, authorities said.

The production of industrial hemp will be legal in Kern County, as long as the THC content is in line with the 0.3 per cent limit, according to the sheriff’s office. The commercial sale of cannabis or cannabis that is higher than this threshold, it is illegal.

The plant is found in fields, tested in the 0.3% limit on THC in the essence, which makes the plant pot.
(Kern County Sheriff’s Office)

Hemp has historically been used to make rope, strong fabrics, paper, building materials, cosmetics, and food products, according to the USDA. More recently, it has been touted for the production of cannabidiol, or CBD, is the focus of a new cannabis research study that does not belong to the “high” associated with marijuana.

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The authorities do not have the name of the grower and the investigation is ongoing. It was unclear as to whether further legal action would be taken.

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