In Hemp Politics a suggested policy could harm Kentucky’s developing hemp industry. The policy has been put forth by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack and other federal authorities.
The future of industrial hemp in the U.S. is an ongoing political debate, and its legal status remains an uncertainty. Some U.S. states have legalized the growing of hemp for research purposes, as per the 2014 Farm Bill, but cannabis is still deemed an illegal, controlled substance.
Kentucky currently has the largest hemp industry in the United States. The Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles wants to keep it this way. However, the portion of the aforementioned policy that appeared in a federal publication has people worried about the future of hemp in Kentucky.
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