Kentucky Congressmen Seek Clarification on Federal Hemp Rules

By Matt Markgraf • Oct 27, 2016 Three members of Kentucky’s U.S. Congressional delegation joined 16 other members of Congress in a letter Wednesday seeking clarification from federal agencies regarding industrial hemp guidelines. Senator Rand Paul and Representatives Thomas Massie and John Yarmuth signed a letter to The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Drug Enforcement Administration …

Pot Push in D.C. May Spur Congress to Weigh Legalizing

By Michael C. Bender - Nov 1, 2013 10:10 AM CT A proposal backed by most District of Columbia council members to decriminalize small amounts of pot may spur federal lawmakers to consider marijuana regulation for the first time since two states legalized recreational sales. Congress has the power to block legislation approved by the …

Hemp vs. marijuana: Deciphering the differences is full of complexities

Published: February 9, 2013 By Janet Patton — [email protected]   The nightmare hemp scenario for Kentucky State Police apparently is a field legally licensed to grow hemp for grain with illegally planted marijuana mingled in. Unlike hemp grown for fiber (when the plants are inches apart to promote tall stalk growth), the hemp grown for …

U.S. Representative Massie Introduces Industrial Hemp Bill

For Immediate Release Contact: Wednesday February 6, 2013 (202) 225-3465 U.S. Representative Massie Introduces Industrial Hemp Bill “Industrial hemp is a sustainable crop and could be a great economic opportunity for Kentucky farmers” WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced federal legislation that requires the federal government to respect state laws allowing the growing …

A Kentucky Congressman wants to see the production of industrial hemp in the Bluegrass State

    A Kentucky Congressman wants to see the production of industrial hemp in the Bluegrass State. Thomas Massie is co-sponsoring legislation that would require the federal government to honor state laws allowing hemp production. The proposed Industrial Hemp Farming Act would exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana. Kentucky Republican Rand Paul is …