Rand Throws His Weight Behind Legalization
Article from The Hill by Morgan Gstalter.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R- Ky.) announced a new bill on Monday that would legalize hemp as a agricultural product.
The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 would legalize hemp, removing it from the federal list of controlled substances and allowing it to be sold as an agricultural commodity, according to WKYT.
If approved, the act would allow states to control their own hemp regulations by removing federal restrictions. WKYT also reported it would give hemp researchers the ability to apply for grants through the Department of Agriculture.
McConnell announced the bill with Republican Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. The bill is being co-sponsored by US Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
Read the entire article at The Hill.
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Seems like a sensible idea, which is likely why it will not be adopted.
Hemp was never a drug, it was just labeled such by the cotton growers cartel. Hemp is a industrial plant that was used extensively prior to the 1800’s. It ‘s just the industrial complex politics preventing it being grown.