LANESBORO, Minn. (AP) — An industrial hemp farmer is suing the state of Minnesota in federal court docket claiming it violated his constitutional rights by revoking his rising license and telling him to destroy his crop.

Luis Hummel operates fifth Solar Gardens in Lanesboro. The Minnesota Division of Agriculture informed Hummel in a letter {that a} Fillmore County sheriff’s deputy obtained a product that got here from Hummel’s farm and that it exceeded the THC restrict allowed beneath state legislation. THC is the ingredient that produces a excessive.

Hummel says he was by no means given any proof that his product’s THC ranges have been larger than industrial hemp. He tells Minnesota Public Radio Information that state officers try to destroy his multimillion-dollar enterprise with out due course of or clear guidelines for the budding business. An MDA spokeswoman declined remark as a result of the lawsuit is pending.

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Data from: Minnesota Public Radio Information, http://www.mprnews.org