It was announced by The Department of Agriculture and Health of a new partnership to make Pennsylvania’s six medical marijuana testing laboratories available to the agriculture industry for testing hemp crops for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels. “Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine has been a great friend to Pennsylvania agriculture, as we’ve worked to keep the industry healthy and moving and comply with federal law throughout 2020,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “This partnership is just one more example, and we’re grateful to the Department of Health for helping to make these labs available to Pennsylvania’s new and growing hemp industry as they work to meet testing requirements during a very tight, critical harvest window.” Pennsylvania has 510 farms growing approximately 3,000 acres of hemp across the commonwealth for the 2020 growing season. In Pennsylvania, every help lot is required to be sampled and tested to show a THC level at or below 0.3 percent. Anything above 0.3 is considered marijuana. 13 in-state and out-of-state labs were available to hemp growers for required potency testing prior to the availability of medical marijuana laboratories for hemp growers.
Sean Hocking, Cannabis Law Report, 09/04/2020 00:01:22