New Scanner Can Tell if Your Stash is Hemp Or Weed
As reported previously, there is confusion among law enforcement around differentiating between hemp and marijuana. But according to a post on Lab Manager, a new device could help clarify what’s weed and what’s hemp. Texas A&M AgriLife researchers have created a scanner that police can use to instantly distinguish hemp from marijuana.
The Texas A&M researchers began their hemp scanner project after hearing about stories, such as the one that involved a Texas truck driver being held in jail for weeks while his cargo, which was ultimately found to be hemp (legal in Texas), was verified. The researchers claim their scanner can distinguish hemp plants from marijuana plants with 100% accuracy. Mass-production of the scanners is expected to begin in two to three years.