BREAKING: House, Senate Pass Hemp Bill

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Updated: 3/26/2013 11:56 pm
The Kentucky House and Senate have passed a hemp bill.

Late Tuesday, just minutes before the 2013 General Assembly session was scheduled to end, both chambers passed a bill that would allow the state to quickly license farmers to grow hemp if the federal government lifts its current ban on the crop.

The House vote was 88 to 4. The Senate then voted 35 to one. It now goes to Governor Steve Beshear.

Backers of hemp, including Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, have argued that it could be a valuable cash crop for Kentucky farmers. State police worry it would be hard to distinguish from its biological cousin, marijuana.

Hemp is currently listed as a controlled substance by the federal government.
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loulou21121 - 3/27/2013 9:25 AM
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