April 10th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
After the recent introduction of bill SB 50, which received backing from Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, Kentucky Governor Beshear has announced he will take no action on the measure, which by default makes Kentucky the ninth U.S. state to allow growing of industrial hemp.
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March 28th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Hemp advocates are rejoicing as Kentucky has passed legislation to allow the agricultural production of industrial hemp, which is currently classified as a Schedule 1 drug because of its relation to its psychoactive cousin, cannabis.
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February 3rd, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Industrialized hemp advocates received surprising support last week from Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), when the Senate Minority Leader endorsed the legalization of industrial hemp in his home state. Hemp, a close of relative of marijuana, does not contain the psychoactive compounds that make marijuana illegal in most of the country. Hemp is a diverse crop [...]
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