Kentucky Hemp Bill Back on Track, Scheduled for Vote

FRANKFORT, KY — A bill that would allow Kentucky farmers to grow industrial hemp if federal restrictions are removed has been scheduled for a vote in a House committee on Wednesday, and is expected to advance.

harvested hempThe proposal, Senate Bill 50, has already passed in the Senate but hit a roadblock last week in the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee, leading many to believe the bill would die there.

But now, instead of requesting a university-led study of hemp, committee chair Tom McKee, D-Cynthiania, has announced that the measure is scheduled for a vote Wednesday and is expected to pass — and that he intends to vote for it himself.

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