Local farmers recently raised what seemed like a simple question: Anyone growing hemp legally in Kern County ought to be able to sell it on the side of the road just like growers of other crops, right?

The idea was never to get customers high — unlike its twin, marijuana, hemp has very little THC and so isn’t psychoactive. But consumers could still buy and smoke the stuff as a tobacco alternative, as they do in other parts of the country.

“There’s so much stigma and concerns about the THC and whatnot. Get over it,” said Bay Area hemp attorney Patrick Goggin, general counsel to the California Hemp Council. “It’s all been legalized in the state.”

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