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Shampoo High

Posted on March 27, 2000

By Paul Bedard, US News

Customs and the Drug Enforcement Administration bigs are wondering how to respond to the latest missive from White House drug czar Barry McCaffrey. In a March 5 letter to both agencies, McCaffrey demanded that agents seize all imports of products made with industrial hemp, which holds tiny amounts of marijuana’s active ingredient, THC. The problem? Hemp products are imported for use in making shampoo, beer, and vitamins. McCaffrey warns that Americans using hemp products may test positive for drugs; customs officials worry that a ban will spark a trade war.

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