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House Concurrent Resolution 35 urges federal action on hemp
: FRANKFORT, Feb. 12 --Rep. DJ Johnson, R-Owensboro, presents House Concurrent Resolution 35 which is on the House calendar today.

Kentucky legislators in the House will vote today on HCR 35. The Resolution which is not law - but a statement of principle, urges the federal government to stop treating hemp like marijuana.

In part..

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging Congress to amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to remove hemp from the definition of marijuana...

"WHEREAS, Kentucky's farmers planted 33 acres of hemp in 2014, a total of 922 acres in 2015, some 2,300 acres in 2016, and 3,200 acres in 2017; and

WHEREAS, from 2014 to 2017, the number of farmers in Kentucky growing hemp increased from 20 to 204, with even more interest in hemp production anticipated in 2018; ....

February 19, 2018 Update: The Resolution passed the House and is on its way to the Kentucky Senate. If it passes, it will be sent to Congress.

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