Department: Grower shredded hemp crop because THC too high

RULO – A hemp crop that had been grown under Nebraska license this year was shredded because its THC level was too high.

The growers were among 10 licensed this year by the Nebraska Agriculture Department following federal legalization of the low-THC version of the cannabis plant as an agricultural commodity. THC is the cannabis compound that gives marijuana its high.

The Lincoln Journal Star reported that the errant crop, focusing on hemp that produces CBD oil, was grown near Rulo in southeastern Nebraska.

A relative of the growers says the family made just a growing mistake it “will never make again.”