Legislation to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana is unlikely to be addressed during this legislative session in Kentucky

 

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Legislation to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana is unlikely to be addressed during this legislative session in Kentucky.

That’s according to the committee’s chairman who’s handling the proposal. So what about the state’s hemp pilot program?

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was in Owensboro Wednesday. He says he expects 200 farmers to plant more than 4,000 acres this year.

That’s 4 times as much as in 2015.
Former Agriculture Commissioner James Comer started the program last year.  Quarles says officials are encouraging more local companies to use hemp grown in the Commonwealth –

"There are car manufacturers in Kentucky who use plant products similar to industrial hemp, but we’re hoping to pitch them on the idea of using Kentucky grown industrial hemp, not just for the manufacturing industry, but also other manufacturers across the state as well."

More than 100 farmers participated last year and twice as many are expected this year.  Kentucky is one of several states with a hemp pilot program.

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15 Replies to “Legislation to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana is unlikely to be addressed during this legislative session in Kentucky”

  1. (Sec. 809) Prohibits the use of federal funds contained in this Act to legalize or otherwise reduce penalties for the possession, use, or distribution of any schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act or any tetrahydrocannabinols derivative (THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana).

    Prohibits the use of funds contained in by this Act to legalize or reduce penalties for possession, use, or distribution of any schedule I substance under the Controlled Substance Act or any tetrahydrocannabinols derivative (THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana) for recreational purposes.

    If this is law, why is kentucky dragging its feet? This was pulled directly from http://www.congress.gov off of H.R. 83. By not moving forward you are hendering our constitutional rights to fair health care. That is the B.L.U.F.

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    1. Thank you very much for submitting that information. There is just SO much going on I can’t keep up with it all, (I’m only one person here keeping all these sites up – So when I get a little help from anyone I truly appreciate it) Sheree

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  2. SO WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS I WASTED MY TIME. I REALLY THOUGHT AT LEAST THE MEDICAL WOULD PASS. ALL I DID WAS HANG MY NAME OUT FOR PERSECUTION BY WRITING ALL SENATE AND REP’S. I’M PISSED I BETTER QUIT WRITING BEFORE I SAY WHAT I REALLY THINK.

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  3. Why does ‘our’ government continue to stand in the way of progress?

    “In 1916, the US Government predicted that by the 1940’s, all paper would come from hemp and that no more trees need to be cut down. Government studies report that 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees.”

    —Department of Agriculture

    And the above report is from 1916…look how far we have come…
    The whole pot fiasco is pathetic…

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