Hemp Bill

Local/Regional News
2:08 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

McConnell Legislation Aims To Avoid Another Hemp Standoff

Workers plant first round of hemp seeds at UK's Spindletop Farm.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

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

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Local/Regional News
3:55 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Hemp Coming To Kentucky In May

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

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Local/Regional News
4:36 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Farm Bill Could Give Kentucky The Go Ahead On Hemp

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

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Local/Regional News
4:07 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Conway: Growing Hemp Would Violate Federal Law

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

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Local/Regional News
10:33 am
Wed March 6, 2013

House Panel Passes Hemp Bill, Full Vote Uncertain

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.

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Local/Regional News
2:35 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Kentucky House Ag Committee Chair Blocks Vote on Hemp Bill

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.

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