Hemp Shipment Was Actually Drug Smuggling, Gov't Says

Law360 (June 7, 2021, 9:10 PM EDT) -- An Oregon hemp processor now suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection over several thousand pounds of seized plants was actually attempting to smuggle a large quantity of marijuana across the U.S. border, the government said Monday.

Hemp company We CBD accused the CBP of improperly seizing more than 3,000 pounds of hemp bound for a buyer in Switzerland, but the CBP struck back Monday, telling the court the plants were largely illegal marijuana — and We CBD was trying to fly it to Europe without declaring any of it.

In a tersely worded motion to dismiss We CBD's suit, the CBP...

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