Kentucky Hemp Leaders Raise the Bar!

A bipartisan team of Kentucky officials led by Agriculture Commissioner James Comer recently sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DEA) asking them to clarify the federal position on growing hemp.

Our team of hemp champions laid down the gauntlet, told the DEA that it’s time to act…or get out of the way.

Read the Ag Dept press release here.

For your reading enjoyment, here’s the entire letter, signed by Senator Rand Paul, Congressmen John Yarmuth and Thomas Massie, Ag Commisioner James Comer, and Hemp Commission Chairman Brian Furnish.

Our hats are off to you gentlemen!   #KYProud



Ag Department Letter

2 comments to Kentucky Hemp Leaders Raise the Bar!

  • Bruce Layne

    Great news! It’s long past time for the restoration of hemp farming in Kentucky. Thank you to all who worked to make this a reality… those in and out of government.

    The letter does too much asking the federal government and not enough telling the federal government for my liking, but it represents great progress nonetheless.

  • The United States is the world’s largest importer of hemp…and, yet our farmers are not allowed to grow it…what’s wrong with this picture?

    “In 1916, the US Government predicted that by the 1940’s, all paper would come from hemp and that no more trees need to be cut down. Government studies report that 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees.”

    —Department of Agriculture

    And the above report is from 1916…look how far we have come…
    The whole pot fiasco is pathetic…

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