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Wed March 27, 2013
All Politics are Local

McConnell and Paul Praise General Assembly for Approving Hemp Legislation

Republican U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are lauding the Kentucky General Assembly for passing legislation to allow a regulatory framework for industrial hemp. 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.

Credit Kenny Colston / Kentucky Public Radio