DEA Seizes Kentucky’s Hemp Seeds Despite Congressional Legalization

The DEA has offered a wide variety of explanations to Kentucky officials perplexed at the seizure. "They're interpreting the law a hundred different ways," Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer (R) told HuffPost. "The only way they're not interpreting it is the way it actually reads."

KENTUCKY: The Drug Enforcement Administration has seized a batch of seeds that were intended to be part of the launch of Kentucky’s legal hemp industry following congressional legalization of the crop for research purposes. The DEA has offered a wide variety of explanations to Kentucky officials perplexed at the seizure. “They’re interpreting the law a Read the full article…

Time For New Look At Marijuana

KENTUCKY:  The Kentucky General Assembly made history last week. For the first time ever a bill to legalize marijuana for medical use advanced when, on a nine to five vote, HB 350 cleared the House Health and Welfare Committee. Also last week, the Senate Health and Welfare Committee approved SB 124 with only one no Read the full article…

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…