Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has brought up Hemp Politics again this week.
McConnell is looking to finally legislate hemp as an agricultural product just like any other. He has been the heartbeat behind getting it into the legislation known as “The Farm Bill.” A little less than a fortnight ago, it was said that without him, hemp would not have made it into the bill.
Along with the farm bill, McConnell, together with Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), have introduced a solo bill looking to take hemp off the infamous federal list of controlled substances and make it what it is – just another agricultural crop.
The sign that things might be changing is the fact that there are two “Dems” and two “Reps” involved in this separate bill, collaborating to review the antiquated view of hemp.
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