Hemp in the News this week: Although Kentucky congressmen and senators are looking to open paths to less restrictive farming, the Attorney General is still skeptical.
Kentucky has a long history with hemp. In the days of the earliest settlers, the area had the largest producers of the crop, and it continued for many years until markets, and then laws, made it unsustainable. With the new loosening of regulations and uses, hemp farming is becoming more lucrative once again.
However, there is a problem. The U.S. justice department may not be ready to loosen the strings much more. The Senate and several members of Congress are in favour of letting this amazing crop be more freely farmed but Attorney General Jeff Sessions may not agree. He is not sure if it should be taken off the controlled substance list.
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