Denied hemp growers claim they were unfairly excluded

Jackson French Jul 15, 2016   AAcross Kentucky, people who have been denied permission to grow hemp have accused former Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer of refusing applications for political reasons – an allegation Comer has rejected. David Barhorst, owner of Kentucky Hemp Ventures Inc., who said he was denied a memorandum of understanding to …

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

    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 …