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Kentucky Hemp

Hemp Making A Small Comeback In Kentucky

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Call it a homecoming for hemp: Marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin is undergoing a rebirth in a state at the forefront of efforts...

Making History This Week With Hemp

Ben Droz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Ben Droz

Industrial Hemp has emerged somewhat quietly yet increasing quickly as an issue across the country over the past several years. For American consumers, Hemp has gone from rope and burlap to a wide variety of new products from high protein superfoods to building materials for homes.

Matt Ferner

House Tells DEA To Leave State Hemp Programs Alone

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House members early Friday blocked the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to interfere in state-legal industrial hemp rese...

Hemp Amendments Could Block DEA From Interfering With Programs Legalized By States

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

The U.S. House will vote on two amendments Thursday that would prohibit the Drug Enforcement Administration from interfering with industrial hemp prog...

Matt Ferner

In Kentucky, Democrats And Republicans Can All Agree On Hemp

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

They may be political rivals, but Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) and his Democratic challenger, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes...

Ryan Grim

Kentucky Sues DEA To Free Its Impounded Hemp Seeds [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Kentucky on Wednesday sued the federal government for return of agricultural hemp seeds seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration after the agency...

Ryan Grim

DEA Seizes Kentucky's Hemp Seeds Despite Congressional Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

The Drug Enforcement Administration has seized a batch of seeds that were intended to be part of the launch of Kentucky's legal hemp industry followin...

Ryan Grim

Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul Lead Hemp Legalization Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky's two senators, Republicans Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, have been working to include a provision that would legalize industr...

Ryan Grim

Kentucky Hemp Lobby Makes Inroads In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A chance encounter at last weekend's Kentucky Derby may have given the hemp industry the break it's been looking for since the crop was ...

State Passes Hemp Bill, Now Faces Awkward Legal Limbo

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky's hemp bill became law over the weekend, when Gov. Steve Beshear (D) opted not to act on it, bringing a successful end to the m...

Hemp and the Legacy of 'The Last Free Man in America'

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Jonathan_Miller

Today is a very special day for the memory of my friendly acquaintance and sometimes political rival, Gatewood Galbraith.

Kentucky Moves Forward On Legal Hemp

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Lawmakers in the Kentucky House beat the clock on Tuesday, approving a bill as the legislative session expired that would establish a framework for a ...

Nick Wing

Hemp Legalization Bill Given Death Sentence After Early Approval

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

A bill that would provide the fabric for a legal hemp industry in Kentucky is set to die in the state House, the chamber's top lawmaker declared Monda...

State Hemp Legalization Bill Hits Major Snag

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

A Kentucky bill to take preliminary steps toward establishing a legal hemp industry appeared to fizzle in the state House on Wednesday, weeks after re...

Kentucky Governor Pours Cold Water On Hemp Legalization Push

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) on Tuesday added his name to a list of skeptics unwilling to support a state push to plant the seeds for a potential l...

Promising Signs For Industrial Hemp Push

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

Lawmakers in the Kentucky state Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved and sent to the state House a measure to lay the groundwork for the creatio...

Rand Paul Dons 'Hemp Shirt,' Testifies In Favor Of Successful Hemp Effort

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

Kentucky's state Senate Agriculture Committee voted unanimously on Monday to approve legislation that could pave the way for the creation of a legal h...

Mitch McConnell Comes Out In Support Of Industrialized Hemp

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday came out in support of developing industrial hemp in Kentucky, becoming the most powerful v...