E Tennessee Hemp Stores Preparing for Legal Battle with Dept. of Agriculture over New Rules

Hemp retailers in East Tennessee are planning to sue the state Department of Agriculture because of new rules the agency is creating. (Courtesy: WVLT)

E Tennessee Hemp Stores Preparing for Legal Battle with Dept. of Agriculture over New Rules

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Hemp retailers in East Tennessee are planning to sue the state Department of Agriculture because of new rules the agency is creating.

The Department of Agriculture is looking to redefine what’s legal in Tennessee, which could cause business owners to lose more than half of the products on their shelves.

Now, hemp stores are on a time crunch to stop the state’s new rules. The emergency rules include changing how the state tests hemp.

The Department of Agriculture is creating rules in an attempt to get rid of products closely related to a marijuana high from store shelves.

Lawyers working with hemp stores say other states have had court cases on this and the hemp stores have won.

Hemp retailers in East Tennessee are planning to sue the state Department of Agriculture because of new rules the agency is creating. (Courtesy: WVLT)

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