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Injunction sought against State after Morehead Businesses Raided

Jul 15, 2021

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The Commonwealth is facing some backlash after two Morehead businesses were raided by the Kentucky State Police.

There’s been some controversy in recent weeks surrounding Delta 8 THC.  Delta 9 THC is the illicit form of the drug found in marijuana.  Delta 8 is a form derived from the hemp plant, and Delta 8 products began being sold nationally following the passage of the 2018 United States farm bill. 

According to a release by the Kentucky Hemp Association, the Morehead businesses raided by KSP officers on June 15th had their Delta 8 inventory seized along with money and store surveillance equipment, as well as charging store employees with trafficking.  

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  Officers cited a letter from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture General Counsel Joe Bilby as justification for the raids.

  The full release from the Kentucky Hemp Association can be viewed here.