hemp bill http://wfpl.org en Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul Praise General Assembly for Approving Hemp Legislation http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-rand-paul-praise-general-assembly-approving-hemp-legislation <p>Republican U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are lauding the Kentucky <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/amended-hemp-bill-passes-kentucky-legislature-comer-ok-result">General Assembly for passing legislation to allow a regulatory framework</a> for industrial hemp.</p><p>The so-called hemp bill was approved by state lawmakers on the last day of the legislative session, and allows licensing of future hemp farmers to the Industrial Hemp Commission should the federal government legalize the crop.</p><p>Agriculture Commissioner James Comer led the initiative, and told Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston state officials are working with the federal delegation to get a federal waiver.</p><p>McConnell and Paul both said Wednesday they will work to get the crop legalized for Kentucky farmers to grow.</p><p>From McConnell's office:</p><blockquote><p>I applaud Commissioner James Comer for his leadership on the issue and the Kentucky General Assembly for passing the legislation which has the potential to provide an economic boost to Kentucky, create jobs and allow Kentucky farmers to harness the economic potential that industrial hemp can provide.&nbsp; Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:47:20 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4703 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul Praise General Assembly for Approving Hemp Legislation Comer Says Hemp Bill Will Get Vote Wednesday http://wfpl.org/post/comer-says-hemp-bill-will-get-vote-wednesday <p></p><p>It looks like an industrial hemp bill will get a vote in the House&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Agriculture Committee after all. </span></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:21:39 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Kevin Willis 4325 at http://wfpl.org Comer Says Hemp Bill Will Get Vote Wednesday