Beshear Pushes To Address Hemp Legalization Concerns

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Updated: 2/19/2013 11:37 am
Governor Steve Beshear says he's putting a push to allow industrial hemp on hold until he can find a way to resolve concerns from law enforcement.

Many Kentucky Republican leaders want to licence and regulate hemp if the federal government ever lifts their ban on it, but state police are opposed to the idea.

The Governor agreed with House Speaker Greg Stumbo saying lawmakers need to be sensitive to the problems legalization may create since hemp leaves look identical to marijuana leaves.

The state Senate passed legislation last week despite those concerns.

You can read Senate Bill 50 here.

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