Hemp Bill

Josh James / WUKY

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

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

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

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

House Panel Passes Hemp Bill, Full Vote Uncertain

Mar 6, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A proposal that could open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky has cleared a House committee - but it still faces an uncertain future in the full chamber.

The House Agriculture and Small Business Committee approved the bill Wednesday morning. The vote was 24-1.

The legislation is intended to put Kentucky in position to quickly license hemp growers if the federal government lifts restrictions on growing it.

Kentucky House Ag Committee Chair Blocks Vote on Hemp Bill

Feb 27, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky.  —  The Kentucky House Agriculture Committee chairman blocked a vote on the hemp bill on Wednesday morning after a tense exchange with a Republican supporter of the legislation.

The hemp bill would create a regulatory framework in Kentucky, should the federal government legalize it.