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Josh James / WUKY

Senator Mitch McConnell is working to pass an amendment aimed at preventing another standoff over hemp seeds.

The Drug Enforcement Administration is under mounting pressure to release the 250 pounds of hemp seed intended for pilot projects in the state.

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says the state's first hemp crop in decades will be planted next month.

With congressional passage of the Farm Bill likely this week, hemp could come to Kentucky as early as this year.

Hemp production may be on the verge of a comeback in Kentucky, where the non-potent cousin of marijuana once thrived.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A Democratic leader in Frankfort says medical marijuana deserves a closer look in Kentucky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Attorney General Jack Conway is advising Kentucky leaders that industrial hemp farming remains illegal in Kentucky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Despite voicing concerns about the legalization of industrial hemp during the 2013 General Session in Frankfort, Gov. Steve Beshear is now asking the president for help on the issue.  Beshear allowed Senate Bill 50, which set up a licensing system for hemp growers, to become law without his signature.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell was joined by most of Kentucky's federal delegation in a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration seeking clarification on the industrial hemp issue.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky’s junior senator, Rand Paul, talked to students at the University of Kentucky Wednesday about his recent filibuster over the use of drones, the passage of a state hemp bill, and the Supreme Court arguments on marriage.

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