Industrial Hemp Green Lights in Kentucky

Industrial Hemp Bill passes in Kentucky... without Governor Beshear's signature
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky law will now allow industrial hemp farming if the federal government ever lifts restrictions on the plant.
   Governor Steve Beshear on Friday said he will let the bill become law without his signature. The governor said he won't sign the legislation out of concerns, shared by some in law enforcement, that marijuana growers could camouflage their illegal growth with hemp plants. Beshear said state officials should have time to work out their concerns if the federal Drug Enforcement Agency ever lifts its ban or allows commonwealth farmers to register as legal cultivators of hemp.
   Kentucky is now the ninth state to pass such a law. But so far the DEA has granted only Hawaii a permit for a quarter acre plot to grow hemp for university research.
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