McConnell Inserts Hemp Legalization Into Farm Bill - MassRoots
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is following through on a promise to use large-scale agriculture and food policy legislation as a vehicle to legalize hemp.
The GOP leader announced on Friday that he successfully inserted hemp provisions into the Farm Bill, which is expected to move through committee next week.
“Securing the Hemp Farming Act as part of the 2018 Farm Bill has been a top priority of mine,” McConnell said in a press release. “As a result of the hemp pilot program, which I secured in the 2014 Farm Bill, Kentucky’s farmers, processors, and manufacturers have begun to show the potential for this versatile crop. Today’s announcement will build upon that progress to help the Commonwealth enhance its standing at the forefront of hemp’s return to American agriculture. I look forward to continuing to work with my Senate colleagues and my partners in Kentucky – including Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles — to grow hemp’s bright future.”
The announcement comes three days after McConnell swiftly moved a resolution through the Senate acknowledging hemp’s “economic potential” and “historical relevance.” It was adopted without objection from any senator.
- McConnell Inserts Hemp Legalization Into Farm Bill | Marijuana Momentwww.marijuanamoment.netJune 8, 2018
- Congress Considers Three Hemp Amendments To Farm Bill - MassRootswww.massroots.comMay 16, 2018
- Hemp, Inc. (HEMP) Applauds Senate Agriculture Committee for Passing Farm Bill with Hemp Legalization - Marijuana Stocks | Cannabis Investments and News. Roots of a Budding Industry.™marijuanastocks.comJune 20, 2018
- Sen. Mitch McConnell Pushes Hemp Legalization in Farm Bill | Marijuanawww.marijuana.comJune 12, 2018