A group of West Virginia hemp farmers are finding themselves in legal hot water after U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart filed a civil lawsuit against them for allegedly violating the Controlled Substances Act. According to Stuart’s complaint, Matthew Mallory of CAMO Hemp WV, and Gary Kale of Grassy Run Farms violated the law by purchasing hemp seeds from Kentucky and transporting them over state lines. Under West Virginia state law, hemp farmers may only buy seeds from the state Department of Agriculture. Because the complaint is a civil lawsuit, Mallory and Kale could stand to lose all of their property, plants, equipment, and seeds if found guilty.
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