Sen. McConnell joins Hornback, Paul, Comer, Massie, other backers
By Lisa King
Friday, February 1, 2013 at 4:00 am (Updated: February 15, 10:16 am)
The economy-driven concept that Kentucky farmers should be allowed to grow and sell and industrial form of hemp continues to gain momentum, even as law enforcement officers question its impact on illegal drugs.
Bills to that effect have been filed in the state House and the Senate in past years, but they never have been successful.
But this year such legislation might have a fighting chance, said Sen. Paul Hornback, (R-Shelbyville), a supporter of Senate Bill 50 that proposes to license industrial hemp growers in Kentucky.
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