August 22, 2014

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Getting industrial hemp over the legalization hump in Kentucky

By: Scott Wartman

The wide level of support in Kentucky for industrial hemp have raised hopes that the commonwealth could become one of the first and biggest producers of the crop in the United States.

First, though, the federal government would have to make it legal, and the General Assembly would need to pass legislation to regulate industrial hemp production.

Kentucky politicians at the federal and state level think both approvals could come soon.