Hemp

For the first time in a decade, Kentucky's commission on industrial hemp will hold a meeting.

The commission has been dormant since its inception, but Agriculture Commissioner James Comer supports hemp and is reviving the panel.

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Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says he is restarting the long-dormant Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission.

The General Assembly created the group ten years ago to look into hemp's potential in the commonwealth, but the commission has never met. This morning, Comer announced that he is reforming the commission and, per state law, he will be the chairman.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will hold a news conference on Thursday morning at the Kentucky State Fair to rally for industrial hemp.

Industrial Hemp in the Jackson Purchase

Jul 15, 2012
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The Kentucky Hemp Museum is looking to make the Jackson Purchase its new home. The museum, which was previously located in Lexington now hope to settle in Christian County, once hotbed of industrial Hemp Growth. WKMS’s Drew Adams spoke to Kentucky Hemp Museum Director Katie Moyer about the move to the Purchase, the uses for hemp and why it’s different from its psychoactive cousin, marijuana. 

Gatewood Hemp Bill

Jul 5, 2012

Kentucky State Senator Perry Clark says his medical marijuana bill may still be far from gaining the General Assembly’s approval, but he plans to introduce it again in the next legislative session. 

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The president of the Kentucky Hemp Museum hopes to make Hopkinsville its new home. The museum had been a private collection in Lexington, consisting of various agricultural equipment and related memorabilia.  

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