The Movement To Legalize Hemp In Kentucky
Joe | Jan 21, 2012 | Comments 0
An attempt is underway in the state of Kentucky to legalize hemp production. To that end legislators are pushing a bill to make KY Agriculture Commissioner James Comer the head of The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission so he can revive that body and petition the federal government for a permit to grow hemp.
“It’s symbolic,” Comer said. “But this will send a message to Washington that we’re serious about this in Kentucky.”
Serious about job creation as well. Industrial hemp would revive many industries, including textiles, ethanol production, paper production and cosmetics.
Since it is impossible to get high from hemp, there is absolutely no reason farmers shouldn’t be allowed to grow it. But expect those companies that would be hurt by competition from hemp to fight tooth and nail to keep it illegal to grow. They can’t stand up to the competition from hemp simply because their products are made from a material inferior to hemp, no matter what that material may be.
There is no substance in the world more versatile or better for a whole host of products than hemp.
And be sure to check out our Open Letter on Behalf of 30 Million Cannabis Users and join us in our fight!