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Industrial Hemp Could be Legalized in Kentucky, Gaining Support...

Didn't see this posted, sorry if it is a repost, but worth a look.

Sen. McConnell to join Sen. Paul to support efforts to legalize industrial hemp production
By Ryan Alessi
01/31/2013

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, said Thursday he will support efforts to legalize industrial hemp.

McConnell said in a statement that he made the decision after a series of talks with Kentucky’s junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, as well as Republican state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, who is leading efforts for Kentucky to set up a regulatory framework for the industry should Congress legalize it.

Here’s McConnell’s statement:

“After long discussions with Senator Rand Paul and Commissioner James Comer on the economic benefits of industrialized hemp, I am convinced that allowing its production will be a positive development for Kentucky’s farm families and economy. Commissioner Comer has assured me that his office is committed to pursuing industrialized hemp production in a way that does not compromise Kentucky law enforcement’s marijuana eradication efforts or in any way promote illegal drug use. The utilization of hemp to produce everything from clothing to paper is real and if there is a capacity to center a new domestic industry in Kentucky that will create jobs in these difficult economic times that sounds like a good thing to me.”

Currently, growing hemp — a form cannabis plant — is illegal in the United States. Paul has sponsored a bill in the U.S. Senate to lift the ban. Other Kentuckians — including U.S. Reps. Thomas Massie, R-Vanceburg, and John Yarmuth, D-Louisville — are supporting a similar effort in the U.S. House...

More at: http://mycn2.com/politics/sen-mcconnell-to-support-efforts-t...

My 2 cents: Industrial hemp was once the #1 cash crop of KY. It could be again. KY should be one of the most financially independent (aka free) states in the country with all the agriculture, alcohol and other goodies we can make so well...




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THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!!!!!

GREAT WORK RAND PAUL!!!!!!!!!

Mitch McConnell attacking Conservatives and Tea Party Movement

Mitch McConnell did the right item by coming out in support of industrial hemp on the state and Federal level. Is minions are still directly and indirectly going after tea party and the conservative movement in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. If we have a viable choice in the primary against neo con Mitch McConnell we need to boot him out of office. If not and the general election comes down to McConnell or a Democrat nut I will have to select McConnell in 2014.

Mitch McConnell must not be allowed to destroy any prospective primary challenger.

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Like him or NOT, legalizing hemp would only be coming about in KY because of Jesse Benton and Rand Paul.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

I think it's wonderful

GO RAND!

Can we get a Bill in Kentucky?

Either as public referendum or in the state legislature?

Jack Wagner

Or get it written into the state GOP platform?

Both would be nice.

Jack Wagner

Bump!

The feds made hemp illegal for all the wrong reasons which I will not repeat. Dupont and other corporations benefited to the tune of billions of dollars.

Because of this we have to get our hemp from Canada..

Nuff said..