Hadley Police investigating recent hemp thefts

Hampshire County

HADLEY, Mass (WWLP) – The Hadley Police Department has received numerous complaints recently about the theft of hemp in the area.

According to Hadley Police Lt. Mitchell Kuc, an investigation into the thefts last week led to two arrests as well as two people summonsed to court.

Due to the thefts, cameras have now been installed around the fields and the above photos are from a theft recently from two of the cameras.

Kuc said they have two license plates and a photo of one person who looked into the camera. The case is being investigated and charges are pending.

The hemp looks and even smells a little like marijuana but has almost no THC content.

According to Cannabis Control Commission Press Secretary Maryalice Gill, State law gives the Cannabis Control Commission jurisdiction over licensees that cultivate, manufacture, transport, sell, research, and test marijuana and marijuana products that contain more than 0.3 percent delta-nine-THC.

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) has jurisdiction over hemp-derived CBD products that are 0.3 percent or less THC.

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