Kentucky Governor Signs Resolution Urging Feds to Legalize Hemp

A resolution urging the federal government to legalize hemp has been signed into law by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin.

Governor Bevin’s signing of Kentucky House Concurrent Resolution 35 comes less than two weeks after it was approved, unanimously (36 to 0), by the state’s Senate. In February it was passed by the House of Representatives in an overwhelming 93 to 2 vote.

The resolution states that the “General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky urges the United States Congress to take action by enacting legislation that:

(1) Encourages large-scale commercial cultivation of hemp by removing it from the list of controlled substances under the federal Controlled Substances Act;

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Kentucky Legislature Passes Resolution Urging Federal Government to End Hemp Prohibition

A resolution urging the federal government to end its prohibition on industrial hemp has been passed by the full Kentucky Legislature.

Kentucky House Concurrent Resolution 35 was given unanimous approval (36 to 0) Wednesday by the state’s Senate. The vote comes a little over a month after the House passed the resolution 93 to 2. Yesterday it was delivered to Governor Matt Bevin, who now has the option of signing it into law, allowing it to become law without his signature, or vetoing it (although a veto could be overturned by a 2/3rds vote in the legislature).

The resolution states that the “General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky urges the United States Congress to take action by enacting legislation that:

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Kentucky Senate Votes 93 to 2 to Urge Federal Government to End Hemp Prohibition

A Kentucky resolution that urges the U.S. Congress to legalize industrial hemp has been passed by an overwhelming vote in the state’s Senate.

Kentucky House Concurrent Resolution 35 was approved yesterday through its third and final reading in the Senate by a vote of 93 to 2.

The resolution states that the “General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky urges the United States Congress to take action by enacting legislation that:

(1) Encourages large-scale commercial cultivation of hemp by removing it from the list of controlled substances under the federal Controlled Substances Act;

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Kentucky Approves Over 12,000 Acres of Hemp for 2018

Kentucky officials have approved the cultivation of over 12,000 acres of hemp for 2018.

In total the Kentucky Department of Agriculture approved 12,018 acres of industrial hemp for the year. The hemp will be used for research purposes.

The over 12,000 acres will be grown by 225 approved farmers. The number is up from the 209 farmers approved last year.

Of the 225 farmers, 185 stated that their focus will be research on floral material. 103 said their primary focus will be grain or seed research, and 66 said fiber research.

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