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Local/Regional News
4:21 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Comer: Expect Hemp Pilot Project Very Soon

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

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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
5:24 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Stumbo Open To Medical Marijuana Legalization

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

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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
3:51 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Gov. Beshear Appeals To President Obama For Help On Hemp

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.

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Local/Regional News
3:56 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Lawmakers Question DEA On Hemp Regulations

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.

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Local/Regional News
4:21 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Sen. Paul On Marriage: "You Should Be Allowed To Make A Contract"

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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Local/Regional News
3:17 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Speaker Stumbo: No Vote For Hemp Bill This Session

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill regulating hemp production in Kentucky appears to be dead in the state House for the 2013 General Assembly session. House Speaker Greg Stumbo told reporters Monday morning that time had run out for Senate Bill 50, which was approved by the Republican-led Senate last month.

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Local/Regional News
3:09 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Sen. McConnell Endorses Hemp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kentucky’s most influential Republican, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, is throwing his weight behind the movement to legalize hemp production in the state.

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Local/Regional News
7:48 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Hemp Commission Convenes, Has Legislative Goals

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer (center) chairs the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A state commission created by the Kentucky General Assembly held its first meeting in Frankfort  Wednesday after years of inactivity.

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