Hemp http://wkms.org en AG Conway Offers to Assist With Pilot Hemp Project http://wkms.org/post/ag-conway-offers-assist-pilot-hemp-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is offering to assist hemp supporters as the state prepares for the start of a hemp-growing pilot program this year. &nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; text-indent: 48px;">The pilot projects were made possible by the passage of the United States Farm Bill that was signed into law by the President on Feb. 7.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:33:20 +0000 The Associated Press 38702 at http://wkms.org AG Conway Offers to Assist With Pilot Hemp Project Industrial Hemp Provision Makes It into Farm Bill http://wkms.org/post/industrial-hemp-provision-makes-it-farm-bill <p></p><p>An amendment legalizing hemp production for research has made it into the Farm Bill that will be up for a vote soon in Congress.&nbsp;The amendment, co-sponsored by Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie, allows universities and state agriculture departments to grow hemp for study purposes. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:49:53 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 38332 at http://wkms.org Industrial Hemp Provision Makes It into Farm Bill Kentucky Lawmakers Inquire Into DEA's Policy On Hemp http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-lawmakers-inquire-deas-policy-hemp <p>Kentucky officials are again approaching the United States Drug Enforcement Administration about growing industrial hemp in the state.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:38:25 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 36922 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Lawmakers Inquire Into DEA's Policy On Hemp Rand Paul, James Comer to Notify Justice Department That Hemp Permits May Start in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/rand-paul-james-comer-notify-justice-department-hemp-permits-may-start-kentucky <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="James Comer" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201208/18725920.jpeg" alt="" /><p>Sen. Rand Paul and Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer are playing a game of chicken with the federal government over the growing of industrial hemp in the state.<p>Encouraged by the state’s Industrial Hemp Commission, Comer and Paul plan to draft a letter to U.S. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:19:56 +0000 editor 34852 at http://wkms.org Rand Paul, James Comer to Notify Justice Department That Hemp Permits May Start in Kentucky Ag Commissioner James Comer Heading to Washington to Talk Hemp http://wkms.org/post/ag-commissioner-james-comer-heading-washington-talk-hemp <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is finalizing details for an upcoming trip to Washington, D.C., to try and get a federal waiver for industrial hemp.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Earlier this year, Kentucky lawmakers<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/amended-hemp-bill-passes-kentucky-legislature-comer-ok-result" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(12,76,162);text-decoration:none" target="_blank">passed</a><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/amended-hemp-bill-passes-kentucky-legislature-comer-ok-result" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(12,76,162);text-decoration:none" target="_blank"> a bill setting up a regulatory framework for hemp growing in Kentucky.</a>&nbsp;Comer promises to work at the federal level for legalization or a waiver. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:18:57 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 30913 at http://wkms.org Ag Commissioner James Comer Heading to Washington to Talk Hemp Hemp, Medi-Share Bills Become Law http://wkms.org/post/hemp-medi-share-bills-become-law <p style="background-repeat:initial initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is allowing a bill regulating hemp in Kentucky to become law without his signature.</span></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:22:38 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 30206 at http://wkms.org Hemp, Medi-Share Bills Become Law Kentucky Chamber Joins Hemp Supporters http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-chamber-joins-hemp-supporters <p>Another supporter has come out in favor of industrial hemp in Kentucky. The state’s largest business group, the Kentucky Chamber, announced today that it supports hemp as a crop for oil and fiber. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:55:45 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 26684 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Chamber Joins Hemp Supporters Gov. Steve Beshear: Law Enforcement Issues with Hemp Must Be Worked Out http://wkms.org/post/gov-steve-beshear-law-enforcement-issues-hemp-must-be-worked-out <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Before he joins the call for legalized industrial hemp, Gov. Steve Beshear&nbsp;wants law enforcement officials to resolve their concerns about the issue.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">The issue: Some Kentucky officials believe legalized industrial hemp would be good for Kentucky's economy, but law enforcement officials are concerned that such a move would conflict with efforts to crack down on marijuana growers. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:16:10 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 25783 at http://wkms.org Gov. Steve Beshear: Law Enforcement Issues with Hemp Must Be Worked Out Hemp Industry Won't Grow Overnight, Agriculture Economists Say http://wkms.org/post/hemp-industry-wont-grow-overnight-agriculture-economists-say <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">As Kentucky and federal lawmakers consider<a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/hemp-commission-will-work-proposal-economic-impact-study" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(12,76,162);text-decoration:initial" target="_blank">&nbsp;legalizing industrial hemp,&nbsp;</a>the chair of the University of Kentucky's agriculture economics department notes that such an industry won't rise overnight. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 22:05:56 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) & Kenny 25449 at http://wkms.org Hemp Industry Won't Grow Overnight, Agriculture Economists Say Hemp Commission Will Work on Proposal, Economic Impact Study http://wkms.org/post/hemp-commission-will-work-proposal-economic-impact-study <p></p><p>The second meeting of the state’s Industrial Hemp Commission will soon begin sorting through the details of its efforts to bring legalized hemp to Kentucky.</p><p>The commission will work on the details of a new legislative bill proposal, such what the bill will include and which legislators will sponsor it during the 2013 session, said the chairman, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:54:31 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 25380 at http://wkms.org Hemp Commission Will Work on Proposal, Economic Impact Study