Could Kentucky Hemp Crops Be Lucrative?

While the U.S. Justice Department has indicated it won't challenge marijuana legalization laws, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said last week that he wants to make sure that means the federal government won't attempt to prosecute farmers here who grow hemp.

KENTUCKY: A new University of Kentucky study on the economic feasibility of hemp says the currently illegal crop could be a profitable option for farmers in areas like Central Kentucky, but not everywhere. And production isn’t likely to immediately result in the thousands of new jobs predicted by supporters of a new state law to Read the full article…

Hemp Declared Next ‘It’ Food; Finally Overcomes Marijuana Misnomer

Hemp takes many forms and has many beneficial uses

Hemp does give a damn about its bad reputation. This particularly trusty strain of Cannabis has been besmirched by its illicit cousin marijuana, a cultivar of Cannabis that is smoked for recreational purposes. Hemp has a microscopic and harmless amount of THC—the chemical in marijuana that gets you high—and has an extremely versatile skill set.

Hemp Declared Next ‘It’ Food; Finally Overcomes Marijuana Misnomer

Hemp takes many forms and has many beneficial uses

Hemp does give a damn about its bad reputation. This particularly trusty strain of Cannabis has been besmirched by its illicit cousin marijuana, a cultivar of Cannabis that is smoked for recreational purposes. Hemp has a microscopic and harmless amount of THC—the chemical in marijuana that gets you high—and has an extremely versatile skill set.

Comer hails "historic" hemp vote, says still more to do to restore hemp production to Kentucky

The amendment would allow colleges and universities to grow hemp for research purposes in states where hemp production is allowed by state law.

KENTUCKY:  Agriculture Commissioner James Comer today cheered House passage of legislation to allow university research on industrial hemp. The measure was an amendment to the farm bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.