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4:14 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Says DEA Will Issue Permit for Hemp Seeds, Avoiding Court Action

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Update: Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has told the Herald-Leader that the Drug Enforcement Administration will release the hemp seeds. Comer expects a permit to be issued for the release of the seeds by the end of the week, the Lexington newspaper reported.

Earlier: The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is preparing to go to federal court to force the release of 250 pounds of hemp seeds.

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4:42 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Kentucky Officials Send Letter to DEA Urging Hemp Legalization

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A group of Kentucky officials have sent a letter to the Drug Enforcement Agency asking for clarity on a state law that would permit the cultivation of industrial hemp.

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer drafted the letter, which was co-signed by Sen. Rand Paul and Reps. Thomas Massie and John Yarmuth, as well as Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission chairman Brian Furnish. 

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