Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

September 25, 2013

Jack Conway, James Comer spar over hemp


FRANKFORT — It’s still illegal to grow industrial hemp in Kentucky and farmers who do might subject themselves to potential criminal liability.

That, at least, is the opinion of the state’s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Jack Conway, who says cultivation of hemp remains illegal under federal law, the Controlled Substances Act.

But Agriculture Commissioner James Comer doesn’t see it that way.

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