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Chinese seeds top 1.5% THC in Tasmania

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A Tasmanian hemp farmer has destroyed his entire hemp crop after seeds he planted from China went beyond Australia’s legal THC limit of 1.0%. Farmer Tim Schmidt said the plants expressed 1.5% THC when tested. The same variety of seeds planted by the company last year produced plants within the 1.0% THC limit, said Konrad Chung, a consultant assisting Schmidt. Chung said weather and genetics may have played a role in the plants exceeding the limit. Schmidt, who is also President of the Tasmanian Hemp Association, estimated his losses at about AU$5,000 ($3,800).

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