In Florida, A Haze Builds Around Pot Law Enforcement as Technology Catches Up to Policy

Zachary Miller was napping in the car as he rode west through the Florida Panhandle, back to Texas and his cannabis business.

He was coming from a wellness expo in Miami where he had shown off waxes, oils and cigars made from hemp, a relative of marijuana. He awoke when his associate, driving the car, told him they were being pulled over.

Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies started to search the car but Miller didn’t think he had anything to worry about. His products, he said, contained mostly CBD — the compound found in hemp and marijuana that doesn’t get you high and was declared legal under a federal hemp bill passed late last year.

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