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Hemp, which has recently been legalized for commercial production, is expected to be a big factor in Ventura County’s agricultural industry. Ventura County Star.

The Associated Press | Published 10:16 a.m. PT Feb. 28, 2020 | Updated 10:27 a.m. PT Feb. 28, 2020

The odor of marijuana has driven some residents of Carpinteria — just outside Ventura County — to sue local growers.

The lawsuit filed Thursday contends the growers should seal their greenhouses and use “carbon-based filtration methods,” KEYT-TV reported.

It’s an issue that many Ventura County residents may be able to relate to. Cultivation of industrial hemp — the same plant as marijuana but with far less of the chemical THC that produces a “high” — has raised complaints from neighbors due to the strong skunklike odor.

The lawsuit from residents of Carpinteria, in far south Santa Barbara County, claims that so-called vapor-phase systems currently in use to mitigate odors can actually cause eye irritation and worsen allergies and asthma.

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