Conway Says Growing Hemp Would Violate Federal Law

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Updated: 9/25/2013 4:15 pm
FRANKFORT (AP) - Attorney General Jack Conway is advising Kentucky leaders that industrial hemp farming remains illegal in Kentucky.

Conway issued an advisory letter on Wednesday to Gov. Steve Beshear, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and others to clarify current law related to hemp. The letter deflates hopes of hemp farming proponents who have said they'd like to begin planting next year.

Kentucky lawmakers have passed legislation that would allow farmers to grow the crop if the federal government ever lifts a longstanding ban. Conway said that ban remains firmly in place.

Hemp once thrived in Kentucky but hasn't been produced here since the federal government classified it as a controlled substance decades ago.

Comer insists the crop could be an economic boon for Kentucky.


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The TRUTH - 9/25/2013 6:42 PM
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Follow the money trail if you truly want to know why he is against it! Jack Conway (and his family members, especially brother) is just as corrupt as any other official and accepts bribes, payoffs, etc. from corporate and political interest groups just as politicians do in Washington. Technically, marijuana is still "firmly" against federal law as well, but Colorado and Washington state decided to enact legislation legalizing it even though the Federal laws state otherwise. Recently, United States Attorney General Holder stated publicly the federal government would not interfere with those states (Colorado or Washington) or any other state deciding it is now legal. Conway may attempt to hide behind the fact the federal government does not approve, but the reality is he has a vested or financial motive to make his "opinion" heard on the matter you can rest assured.
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