Τετάρτη, 27 Μαρτίου 2013

Kentucky Legislature Passes Hemp Bill, Rand Paul Vows Support From D.C.


The Kentucky Senate joined the House in

approving a hemp regulation bill last night
. This morning, Sen.
Rand Paul (R-Ky.) released a statement applauding the bill's
passage and promising to continue to push for a federal waiver from
the Controlled Substances Act for future Kentucky hemp growers:



“I commend the Kentucky General Assembly for final passage of
Senate Bill 50. I want to thank Kentucky Commissioner of
Agriculture James Comer, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Paul
Hornback and the members of the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission
for their leadership and hard work in passing this legislation,”
Sen. Paul said.


“Senate Bill 50 is an important step forward in the
reintroduction of industrial hemp in Kentucky. I have pledged,
along with Rep. John Yarmuth, to seek a waiver when a regulatory
framework is in place. I will follow through on that pledge and I
hope that Kentucky will soon start growing hemp, creating jobs and
leading the nation in this industry again.”



Earlier this month, libertarian activist Matt Hurtt
wrote for Reason
about Kentucky's push for industrial hemp
legalization, and the support role Paul and Sen. Mitch McConnell
are playing at the federal level.

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