SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  The Lounge    Truck loaded with 18K pounds of KY Hemp impounded in OK
Page 1 2 

Moderators: Chris Orndorff, LDD
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Truck loaded with 18K pounds of KY Hemp impounded in OK Login/Join 
Thank you
Very little
Picture of HRK
posted
Oklahoma cops pulled over an 18 wheeler that ran a stop, when they checked the load they found 18,000 pounds of hemp/MJ headed to CO from KY.

The CO business says its a misunderstanding that OK cops don't understand the law regarding hemp transport, that it's not high grade MJ.

Either way 4 guys are in jail, the cops are showing the big bust off by unloading the cargo and photographing it.

Guess if you're going to transport questionable materials, you might want to follow the traffic laws...

Link




"My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them." Winston Churchill
 
Posts: 13234 | Location: FL | Registered: November 07, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
It's not you,
it's me.
Picture of RAMIUS
posted Hide Post
Awww. They must be so proud.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Be unpredictable at times. Only boring, dull-witted people never stray from the path. - Para

Totus Tuus

 
Posts: 5622 | Location: Philadelphia, Pa | Registered: September 08, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Mensch
Picture of kz1000
posted Hide Post
Pic of the cop credited with the bust:



------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Yidn, shreibt un fershreibt"

"The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind."
-Bomber Harris
 
Posts: 15004 | Location: Ivorydale | Registered: January 21, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Still finding my way
Picture of Ryanp225
posted Hide Post
Thank God the government is keeping us safe from textiles and herbal lotions.
 
Posts: 7985 | Registered: January 04, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Info Guru
Picture of BamaJeepster
posted Hide Post
In Kentucky, Farmers Find Hemp May Be More Profitable Than Tobacco

Perhaps the most misunderstood agricultural product on the market today, industrial hemp is seeing a surge of growth among U.S. agriculture producers now planting the crop in record numbers, often replacing staples like soy, corn and tobacco. With growing interest from farmers looking for more profitable harvests — and support from power brokers like U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pushing for legalization — the legislative scales may be tipping in favor of freeing hemp from federal prohibition as early as this year.

A key factor to understanding the haziness surrounding cannabis legalization is realizing the difference between hemp and marijuana. Hemp is not marijuana. Both are types of cannabis, but one is used as a fuel, fiber, and food source (hemp), the other gets you high (marijuana). While laws regarding medical and recreational marijuana in the U.S. continue to play out state by state — with medical marijuana now legal for use in 30 states — hemp advocacy is making greater headway gaining support at the federal level. Hemp’s nonexistent psychoactive qualities have a lot to do with its widespread support. Because hemp is technically described by the feds as containing no more than 0.3 percent THC (the high-inducing facet of cannabis), hemp is considered less of a threat than marijuana and not seen as a substance for abuse.

A huge advancement occurred for hemp with the signing of the 2014 Omnibus Farm Bill, which included an amendment permitting farmers to grow industrial hemp as a pilot program in conjunction with state ag departments and universities. Since then, hemp has been planted in record numbers across America. It is now legal to produce in 39 American states. Vote Hemp — the nation's foremost hemp advocacy group working to change state and federal laws to allow commercial hemp farming — detailed in a 2017 U.S. Hemp Crop Report that 23,343 acres of hemp were cultivated last year, more than double the acreage of the previous year.


Now the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 aided by Senator McConnell, may very well see hemp legal under federal law if it passes this year, as the current Farm Bill expires on September 30.

While hemp producers in states like Colorado, North Dakota and Oregon have all ramped up hemp production since 2014, it’s in Kentucky — once called the “Hemp Capital of the World” — where farmers are seeing hemp outperform other long-standing crops like tobacco.

In London, Kentucky, 39-year-old Brent Cornett, a 7th-generation farmer whose family farm includes beef, corn, soy, and produce — and until recently, primarily tobacco — has over the past few years turned to cultivating hemp in greater amounts. The farmer said a few planting seasons back he became aware of a grower’s group led by Atalo Holdings in Winchester, Kentucky, that was helping farmers to add hemp to their rotations. He joined Atalo’s group in 2016 testing out 20 acres, with good results, and has increased his acreage every year since.

Cornett said the resources available from Atalo and the knowledge base of the growers’ group helped him increase production to 35 acres in 2017 and 85 acres in 2018. “There’s been plenty of challenges with a new crop, but as of today, a mediocre hemp crop is yielding a better return than an excellent tobacco crop,” he said.

Steadfast advocates for hemp legalization since the 1990s, the founders of Atalo have been instrumental in accelerating the Bluegrass State’s knowledge around hemp and are dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of the crop. “What we bring to the table is proprietary seed, dramatically improved agronomics, including planting, harvesting, drying, quality-controlled processing, and access to markets,” said Joseph Hickey, Director of Corporate Relations at Atalo.

Starting with five farmers and 35 acres in 2014, the grower’s group is now 60 farmers strong across Kentucky, and is working with farmers in Tennessee and North Carolina, as well as advising growers in South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Maryland, and Wisconsin.

"As the U.S. hemp market continues to grow at a double-digit pace annually, American consumers continue to demonstrate their strong interest in hemp products," said Vote Hemp President Eric Steenstra, who estimates the total retail value of hemp products sold in the U.S. in 2017 to be at least $820 million.

Cornett sees a bright future for hemp on the horizon. “When hemp is legalized, we’ll be able to get insurance and also use the crop for collateral. Then we can really take off,” he said. “It’s an excellent replacement for tobacco, and we’re happy to be growing a crop that helps people instead of one that was found to hurt people.”



“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
- John Adams
 
Posts: 27937 | Location: VA | Registered: June 29, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Peace through
superior firepower
Picture of parabellum
posted Hide Post
Well, they had better do all ther impounding and confiscation now, because before too long, marijuana will be legal in all 50 states. Count on it. The dominos have already started to fall.


____________________________________________________

"The world's in a bad way, my man,
And bound to be worse before it mends;
Better lie up in the mountain here
Four or five centuries,
While the stars go over the lonely ocean"
- Robinson Jeffers
 
Posts: 86375 | Registered: January 20, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of RichardC
posted Hide Post
"A traffic stop just before 3 a.m.Wednesday (Jan. 9) in Pawhuska"

Happy Hemp Day, Pawhuska!


_____________________

 
Posts: 10474 | Location: Florida | Registered: June 23, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of JohnCourage
posted Hide Post
Probably need to smoke hemp by the truckload to get high. Thats a big joint.


JC
 
Posts: 884 | Location: Roswell, GA | Registered: June 27, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Fighting the good fight
Picture of RogueJSK
posted Hide Post
Under the 2018 Farm Bill that was passed last month, industrial hemp is now legal according to federal law. (It previously was lumped in with marijuana as a controlled substance, and you needed a special federal permit to cultivate and transport hemp.)

However, Oklahoma may have state laws regarding hemp.

And the article isn't real clear, but it sounds like the truckers may have either knowingly or unknowingly had marijuana mixed in with the hemp.
 
Posts: 22633 | Location: Northwest Arkansas | Registered: January 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of mark60
posted Hide Post
I use hemp bedding in the chicken coop and the girls always seem pretty happy.
 
Posts: 1842 | Location: God Awful New York | Registered: July 01, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Step by step walk the thousand mile road
Picture of Sig2340
posted Hide Post
They've a man's work ahead of them destroying that lot.





Nice is overrated

"It's every freedom-loving individual's duty to lie to the government."
Airsoftguy, June 29, 2018

 
Posts: 28219 | Location: Loudoun County, Virginia | Registered: May 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Fighting the good fight
Picture of RogueJSK
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by JohnCourage:
Probably need to smoke hemp by the truckload to get high.


That's about right. Industrial hemp apparently is supposed to have less than 0.3% THC (the chemical that gets you "high").

Compare to marijuana, which usually has from ~5% to ~20% THC. (With some strains and various extracts having significantly higher amounts of THC.)
 
Posts: 22633 | Location: Northwest Arkansas | Registered: January 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Thank you
Very little
Picture of HRK
posted Hide Post
So why were they in OK, why that route?

They were going from KY to CO, and they are on US 60 in Northern OK, now why would you be on a rural highway back roads of Oklahoma,

60 doesn't run to CO, so they'll have to get off and pick another back road to go NW from OK to Denver/Louisville CO.

Why wouldn't they simply take I 70 straight through KS into Denver. Quicker, easier straight shot,



"My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them." Winston Churchill
 
Posts: 13234 | Location: FL | Registered: November 07, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by HRK:
One has to question the route, they were going from KY to CO, and they are on US 60 in Northern OK, now why would you be on a rural highway backroads of Oklahoma,

60 doesn't run to CO, so they'll have to get off and pick another back road to go NW from OK to Denver/Louisville CO.

Why wouldn't they simply take I 70 straight through KS into Denver. Quicker, easier straight shot,


This time of year I-70 can be closed because of blizzards across Kansas and eastern Colorado. A southern route can be preferable.
 
Posts: 482 | Registered: August 25, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Move Up or
Move Over
posted Hide Post
When Tn changed the law a few years back I looked in to it. If I had more pasture I would grow it. You get a decent return on your investment.

However, most of my land is wooded & hilly. Easier to build a fence around it and grow things that walk around on 4 legs...
 
Posts: 4556 | Location: middle Tennessee | Registered: October 28, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Wait, what?
Picture of gearhounds
posted Hide Post
Time (and testing) will tell if it was hemp alone, or if marijuana was hidden as part of the shipment. Agree, support, or like it or not, marijuana is not yet 50 state legal.

If the entire load was in fact hemp, then the business should recover all the losses associated with the seizure, along with a hardship settlement. And should.




"You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget”.
The man
 
Posts: 10112 | Location: Martinsburg WV | Registered: April 02, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Festina Lente
Picture of feersum dreadnaught
posted Hide Post
the route makes all kinds of sense if you google up a picture of the drivers...




NRA Life Member - "Fear God and Dreadnaught"
 
Posts: 6792 | Location: in the red zone of the blue state, CT | Registered: October 15, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Peace through
superior firepower
Picture of parabellum
posted Hide Post
The PoPo's gonna have to find a new revenue stream. In the not too distant future, the only thing the police might be able to ticket a motorist for if they're hauling 18,000 pounds of weed, is having an unsecured load.


____________________________________________________

"The world's in a bad way, my man,
And bound to be worse before it mends;
Better lie up in the mountain here
Four or five centuries,
While the stars go over the lonely ocean"
- Robinson Jeffers
 
Posts: 86375 | Registered: January 20, 2000Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Mensch
Picture of kz1000
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by feersum dreadnaught:
the route makes all kinds of sense if you google up a picture of the drivers...





------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Yidn, shreibt un fershreibt"

"The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind."
-Bomber Harris
 
Posts: 15004 | Location: Ivorydale | Registered: January 21, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Sigforum K9 handler
Picture of jljones
posted Hide Post
Yeah I know that guy. He’s the one that grows the crappy pot.


_______________________________________________________________________
www.opspectraining.com

"Make it a shooting, and not a gunfight" LSP552 02/19/2011



 
Posts: 32625 | Location: Logical | Registered: September 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata Page 1 2  
 

SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  The Lounge    Truck loaded with 18K pounds of KY Hemp impounded in OK

© SIGforum 2019