More executive overreach? Lawmakers say Obama hemp policy is a buzzkill for research

  Kentucky is one of 28 states that permit the production of industrial hemp. Charles Bertram Lexington Herald-Leader By Curtis Tate [email protected]   You can’t get high from smoking hemp, but a bipartisan group of lawmakers says states and universities growing it for research could get busted if they cross state lines with it. Three …

U.S. congressmen, former CIA director to testify in support of Kentucky hemp bill

Staff report Industrial hemp is a fiber and oil seed crop with a wide variety of uses. Hemp fibers have been used to manufacture hundreds of products that include twine, paper, construction materials, carpeting and clothing. FRANKFORT, Ky. — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, U.S. Reps. John Yarmuth and Thomas Massie, former Director of Central Intelligence …