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Sen. Mitch McConnell and his chief political rival in the U.S. Senate are co-sponsoring legislation to legalize a crop currently barred under U.S. law.

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Kentucky’s senior senator is keeping a promise to push for the legalization of hemp.

Kentucky Burning Commercially Grown Hemp With Too Much THC

Apr 13, 2017
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Kentucky agriculture officials say they're burning a fraction of the hemp crop being grown in the state for commercial purposes because it contains a higher level of a psychoactive compound than is legally allowed.

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The state board that manages the tobacco settlement funds has approved $500,000 in grants and loans to a Winchester company that plans to process hemp seed grown in Kentucky.

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It’s hemp planting season again and University of Kentucky agronomists hope the state’s second crop of research will yield far more data than the first.

Josh James

Hemp is back – that was the message echoed by a slew of farmers and producers at a Tuesday event highlighting the crop’s progress in Kentucky.

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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.

Hemp Coming To Kentucky In May

Apr 29, 2014

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.