Are police in the State of Idaho violating interstate commerce laws by arresting and prosecuting drivers of federally-legal hemp shipments?
Three recent high-profile arrests of drivers transporting hemp would might leave you thinking that state police are in the wrong. One driver is suing the Idaho State Police in federal court to get his hemp shipment back before the load begins to deteriorate.
Meanwhile, the USDA issued a memo last week clearly allowing for the interstate transport of hemp products.
Here’s an article to digest:
What do you think will be the outcome of these cases? How will the 9th Circuit rule? What will be the long term repercussions for the rest of the country?