As a 8th generation Kentuckian this issue is particularly close to me. Many farming families, including my own, once made a decent living growing tobacco. Now the small tobacco farm has basically gone the way of the dodo bird, save for some larger farms in the western part of state. I find it so sad that a place so beautiful and so rich in resources (and culture) is so impoverished. Hemp would be a huge boost to our economy, and our old way of life.
There's a few reasons the Bluegrass State grows more marijuana than any place except California, and you can't blame us. (Just read about Johnny Boone and the escapades of the "Cornbread Mafia")
"We're going to take the government out of your bedroom, your bloodstream, your brain, your bladder, your business, your billfold, your back pockets, your bingo halls and your Internet bulletin boards." -Gatewood Galbraith
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