KENTUCKY: The effort to legalize industrial hemp has turned the national spotlight on Kentucky.
In the past month, U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Garrison, received rock star treatment with a write-up in Rolling Stone and eating a hemp seed candy bar on Fox Business Network show ‘The Independents’ with former MTV VJ Kennedy.
“Look, I’m going to eat hemp seeds,” Massie said on the show while taking a bite out of the bar to demonstrate it doesn’t have any of the intoxicating effects of marijuana. “I’m going to be fine. I’m going to be able to complete this segment. This is rope, not dope.”