McConnell Hemp Provision Passed by Senate; Measure Now Goes to President for Signature

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following comment Tuesday regarding Senate passage of his hemp provision, which is included in the Farm Bill conference report.

“This is a huge victory for Kentucky agriculture and our economy. The measure I included in the Farm Bill conference report will give Commissioner James Comer the go ahead to cultivate hemp for pilot programs. I have heard from many Kentuckians who see this as a first step to establishing a market for industrial hemp in Kentucky. By exploring innovative ways to use hemp to benefit a variety of Kentucky industries, yet consistent with my long-standing support for Kentucky law enforcement’s aggressive efforts at marijuana interdiction, the pilot programs authorized by this legislation could help boost our state’s economy and lead to future jobs.”

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