To listen to members of Kentucky’s revived Hemp Commission Thursday, a compromise on a bill to regulate cultivation of industrial hemp is just around the corner.
That’s not all. It sounded as if hemp can solve many of Kentucky’s problems, adding jobs, producing clean energy, and making Kentucky a leader in something other than basketball, whiskey and horses.
Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, is sponsor of Senate Bill 50 which would establish a “regulatory framework” within the Department of Agriculture for the licensing and cultivation of hemp if the federal government lifts its ban on the biological relative of marijuana.
The idea is pushed by Republican Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer and supported by U.S. Senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell and U.S. Congressmen Thomas Massie, R-Vanceburg, and John Yarmuth, D-Louisville.
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