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Published On: Mon, Feb 4th, 2013

Kentucky: Mitch McConnell joins Rand Paul on allowing the production of industrial hemp

Kentucky Senator and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has joined the junior Senator in the state on sharing the viewpoint that industrial hemp is a positive thing for Kentucky’s economy.

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Sen. McConnell said in a statement late last week:

“After long discussions with Senator Rand Paul and Commissioner James Comer on the economic benefits of industrialized hemp, I am convinced that allowing its production will be a positive development for Kentucky’s farm families and economy. Commissioner Comer has assured me that his office is committed to pursuing industrialized hemp production in a way that does not compromise Kentucky law enforcement’s marijuana eradication efforts or in any way promote illegal drug use. The utilization of hemp to produce everything from clothing to paper is real and if there is a capacity to center a new domestic industry in Kentucky that will create jobs in these difficult economic times that sounds like a good thing to me.”

Last summer, Senator Rand Paul co-sponsored an industrial hemp amendment with Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden that would  would exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana, allowing American farmers to grow industrial hemp.

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