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U.S. CBD company sues airline over $2.5M hemp seizure at North Carolina airport

A Charlotte, N.C.-based CBD company is suing a private charter flight company after a jet carrying 3,200 pounds (1,451 kilograms) of its stock was first seized at the local airport and then destroyed.

We CBD asserts that hemp, which is defined as cannabis that contains 0.3 per cent THC or less, is federally legal, and should not have been confiscated.

Hemp is often harvested for popular ingredient-du-jour CBD, a psychoactive but non-intoxicating compound in the cannabis plant.

The pot purveyors claim in their suit that the jet company was responsible for handling “all necessary filings and administrative details related to the cargo and passengers with the United States,” reports WSOC-TV.

Despite that, the company “negligently and recklessly failed to list cargo on the flight’s general declaration that was submitted to the U.S. government,” resulting in the confiscation of the hemp.

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