Hemp producer endures difficulties with exporting his product

Updated: Aug 6, 2019

A southeast Colorado hemp producer is in limbo as he waits to see if felony drug charges against him will be dropped. Holly native Eric Jensen has been battling this now for a couple of years when his load of hemp bound for California went though a Kansas distribution center. It was seized because Kansas officials wanted to test it to make sure it was hemp and not marijuana.

Since there was no way to test it, it has sat in a Kansas warehouse. Jensen thought it was over but in January of this year he was arrested. Now, he's pushing to get it done and over with. Jensen is hoping that telling his story will help push Kansas officials to test it so that it can be proven to be Hemp not Marijuana. He says it would be nice to get on with life. Jensen says he still doesn’t understand how the charges can stick without testing the Hemp.


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