What is a border after all? Dictionary.com says:
However, laying with my left hand in Colorado my right in Utah and my left leg in New Mexico and my right in Arizona, I began to think about cannabis. Technically, I could have stood two steps from the borders of New Mexico, Utah and Arizona and legally possessed cannabis in either industrial hemp or marijuana forms. But, if I tripped and fell into Arizona or New Mexico holding raw industrial hemp or fell into any of those three states holding marijuana, I could have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony. All because of an imaginary line.
What is more ridiculous is the border control of industrial hemp. Under current regulation, industrial hemp cannot be transported across borders. So even though Kentucky and Tennessee have legislation in place to grow and process industrial hemp, the raw material of the plant cannot cross the border… even for
the fiber! So while Kentucky has the government support and the farmers willing to grow hemp and Tennessee might have optimal processing facilities for hemp, the states cannot legally transport the raw material across the borders. Something as simple as baled hemp straw (similar to hay) cannot legally cross an imaginary line!