Fri October 31, 2014
Health and Welfare

Six Months After Legislature Allows CBD Trials for Epilepsy, Doctors Still Jumping Through Hoops

Credit Whitney Jones, WKMS

More than six months after Kentucky lawmakers passed legislation allowing limited trials for cannabidiol epilepsy treatments, doctors have not been able to begin them.

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Mon May 19, 2014
Business and the Economy

Following Judge's Ruling, Farmers to Plant Hemp

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Some Kentucky military veteran farmers say they will plant a crop of hemp seeds this week following a federal court hearing.

The Kentucky Agriculture Department had sued the Drug Enforcement Agency over the agency's seizure of hemp seeds imported for research. A judge ruled that the seeds can be released with the proper permits.

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Wed May 14, 2014
All Politics are Local

Comer Files Federal Lawsuit Over Impounded Hemp Seeds

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The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has filed suit against the federal government over its seizure of 250 pounds of imported hemp seeds that arrived in Louisville from Italy last week. 

The DEA says the agriculture department could apply for a special permit to get the seeds, but  Holly Harris, a spokeswoman for Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, says the permit would put serious restrictions on the state’s pilot hemp programs, which would research and cultivate the crop for industrial use.

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Fri April 4, 2014
Business and the Economy

Kentucky Ready to Begin Growing, Producing Hemp

Ky. Agriculture James Comer says he has been given the go-ahead by the Attorney General to implement pilot projects in growing and producing hemp at six state universities.
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The Commonwealth is ready to move forward with plans for the first legal production of hemp in at least 50 years.  Earlier this year, the State Department of Agriculture announced it was creating pilot projects in growth and production of the plant at six universities.

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Sun March 30, 2014
-Eastern Standard

Future of Hemp in Kentucky on Eastern Standard

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 In 2013, Kentucky lawmakers passed a bill creating a regulatory framework for hemp production in the state. This year, thanks to a federal farm bill, six state universities are piloting projects using hemp.  On this week’s Eastern Standard, the future of hemp in Kentucky.

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Sat February 2, 2013
Kentucky Tonight

Industrial Hemp topic of Kentucky Tonight

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss industrial hemp.  The program that airs "live" Monday evening on KET, will be repeated Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations.

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Wed May 11, 2011
Politics in the Commonwealth

Hemp Back as a Political Issue

Most of the seven candidates running for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner have one attention getting thing in common…they support legalizing industrial hemp.  WEKU’S Ron Smith reports on the growing political support for the once taboo plant.

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