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Pot or hemp? NYPD bust highlights a growing drug confusion

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The ‘war on drugs’ has led to a growing confusion nationwide over the enforcement of the law, the mix-ups between illegal marijuana and legal hemp.

Police force of New York was on social media this week about a major drug bust: 106 pounds of green plants are that the police have thought for sure that was marijuana, as The Associated Press reported.

The department tweeted: “Officers Greenidge and Ganshaw from @NYPD75Pct used with precision, the police, and relentless follow-up, together with a close working relationship with @FedEx, and other local law enforcement officials in seizure of 106 kilos of marijuana that was destined for our city.”

The man, who had been in the plant said they were dope, but, on the contrary, they were of hemp.

As the AP pointed out, hemp is often tested positive for an allowed trace amounts of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical in cannabis which makes people to get high.

CBD, or cannabidiol, which is also found in marijuana, but does not have an intoxicating effect. Some of the users have said that it would provide them with pain relief and anxiety relief.

In The Nov. 2 Brooklyn, to bust, He got it to Life, which has its own CBD, the business of catering to the house, in the ground; the arrest stemmed from a tip from a FedEx employee, who is suspected of planting the supply had marijuana in New York City, according to police.

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Levy, the owner of Green Angel’s CBD, the AIRPORT, pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of felony criminal possession of marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court on Nov. 19.

His brother, a shop keeper Oren Levy, who said the mix-up, it is very, very frightened of his family. “They treated him like a drug dealer’s Ears, Levy said. “He’s never been to jail in his whole life. He’s still not sleeping. He is a little paranoid.”

“We have received information about a large number of drugs. We have been here. We have field-tested as marijuana, which is called the individual. He was arrested,” said NYPD chief of Department for Terence Monahan. “It was at this time in the lab at this point is to make a final determination, was it hemp?” Monahan said. “The individual was not a bill of lading confirmation of the delivery.”

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The police caught the attention to the bust line by placing the photos on her official Facebook and Twitter accounts with the police of the seized plants.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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