Company in Idaho hemp lawsuit appeals judge's decision to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals


    Big Sky Scientific asked a judge to allow the 7,000-pound shipment, now seized as evidence in a controlled-substance trafficking case, to proceed on to Colorado where it can be processed. (ISP courtesy photo)

    A Colorado-based company has appealed a judge's decision to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after he denied its request to receive its seized product back.

    According to court documents, Big Sky Scientific LLC filed the papers on Wednesday.

    Big Sky Scientific asked a judge to allow the 7,000-pound shipment, now seized as evidence in a controlled-substance trafficking case, to proceed on to Colorado where it can be processed. But a judge denied the request on Tuesday.

    Attorneys for ISP say any substance containing any amount of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, is illegal under Idaho law even if it is less than .3 percent as is usually the case with hemp, a cannabis cousin of marijuana, which is used in a variety of products.

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