Keep the pressure on!
By Jake Zuckerman The Meadville Tribune
A federal judge threw out a motion Wednesday in the federal government’s lawsuit against a Mason County hemp farm that a defense attorney said “reeks of desperation.”
In a memorandum opinion and order, U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers nixed a request from U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia Mike Stuart and his legal team seeking to test the THC content of the defendant’s hemp, which is now a legal product under state and federal laws.
“Upon consideration, the Court finds that, since this action was filed in September, the United States has never directly challenged the THC level in the plants until now,” Chambers wrote.
Last week, Chambers issued an opinion stating that he had “become increasingly doubtful of the government’s case on the merits” and dissolved an injunction that prevented the farmers from transporting or selling the hemp.