Senate Committee Votes Unanimously to Approve Legal Hemp in Kentucky

Today the Senate Committee on Agriculture in Kentucky voted unanimously on Senate Bill 50, which would legalize industrial hemp in Kentucky.

Industrial-Hemp

Hemp field.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul, wearing a t-shirt made of hemp, testified at the committee in favor of the bill, stating that if it passed, he’d work with the president on granting a federal waver to allow the production of hemp in Kentucky.

The hearing included both sides of the argument, with the opposition going as far as saying “you can get high from hemp”, and that it would lead to more crime (laughable propaganda).

The bill had a number of high-profile endorsers, including senate minority leader Mitch McConnel.

– TheJointBlog

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    • Zachary Rebel on May 16, 2013 at 3:40 pm
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    Congrats on it being legal to grow pot and illegal to smoke it

    • Aubrey John DeBliquy on February 15, 2013 at 10:03 am
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    Wonderful news. how many people know just how crucial hemp has been to sustainable agriculture as an excellent and profitable crop rotation tool with it’s miracle soil binding tap root? Sanity at last.

      • Aubrey John DeBliquy on March 9, 2013 at 8:27 am
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      Blow away the cobwebs. Open the windows. Get rid of a generation of misinformation and spurios collusion so we can save this planet from the greed mongers and the effects of their indifference to the world we bequeth to our children.

    • Paul Lucas on February 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm
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    This is awesome news. Im so proud of America today. Thank you US Senate. Now take the next step.

    • Joe White on February 12, 2013 at 4:31 am
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    Awesome. BUY a stock with the ticker HEMP .
    Good on you US now grow it and save your economy.

    This fiber can do it all !!!

      • Summer on June 2, 2013 at 11:22 pm
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      I could watch Scinhdler’s List and still be happy after reading this.

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