"I just had an opportunity to see some interesting and innovative products, some of which you see here on the table, made with Kentucky-grown hemp", he said at the US Hemp Roundtable in Frankfort on Monday. If this bill passes (and it has not yet even been introduced, or even written), it would essentially legalize hemp farming, and the sale of CBD products, in all 50 states. The most important piece of the legislation is that hemp would be removed from the list of controlled substances and legalized as an agricultural commodity.
McConnell said his bill seeks to build on pilot program successes and has bipartisan backing in the Senate.
Brian Furnish is an eighth-generation tobacco farmer from Cynthiana and one of the first to legally grow hemp after the 2014 rules went into effect.
Production of hemp has soared since states have started to legalize cannabis, and its set to become a billion dollar industry. "Sen. McConnell's support is critical to helping us move hemp from research and pilot programs to full commercial production". In 2014, he backed a provision in that year's farm bill to allow for a hemp cultivation pilot program in his home state, and the following year he co-sponsored a hemp legalization bill introduced by Sens. Hemp is derived from the cannabis plant, though the fiber has no psychoactive effect if consumed. Hemp has historically been used for rope but has hundreds of other uses, including clothing and mulch from the fiber, hemp milk and cooking oil from the seeds, as well as soap and lotions. Researchers who want to study hemp would also be able to apply for federal grants through the Department of Agriculture. There's much broader understanding now that hemp is a "totally different" plant than its cousin, he said.
"All we've got to do is the government get out of the way and let us grow", he told reporters. Paul has played a central role in persuading McConnell to become a proponent for the hemp industry. The DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) did not agree with this definition and has consistently pointed out that both plants come from the same genus and are therefore they are same plant and so subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture would have to approve of states' implementation plans, but once that happened, states would be the primary regulators of hemp. "I am grateful to join our Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles in this effort".
After the war, she returned to the French capital and married a Holocaust survivor who died in the early 2000s. French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the attack and vowed to fight anti-Semitism in his country.
It's hard to deny the logic put forth by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra : Removing a seat in the U.S. Schneiderman believes the question that will appear on the 2020 census form violates the 14th Amendment.
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No country now has its embassy in Jerusalem, instead keeping them in the Israeli commercial capital Tel Aviv. The third phase, the site selection and construction of a new embassy, will take up to nine years.
Shortly after Puigdemont's arrest in Germany, Torrent denounced that "the time is serious", stressing its "clear exceptionality". Tens of thousands protested late Sunday in Barcelona and other Catalan towns, and some demonstrators clashed with riot police.
Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel will make his debut in the developmental Spring League on April 7. If Manziel looks better than he did when he came out of college the Patriots may be a great fit for him.
The promo is open to those who will purchase from participating Huawei Experience Stores and Multi-Brand Stores nationwide . Both high-end models also feature a 24 megapixel selfie camera with AI beautification and 3D portrait lighting.
In May 2017, federal prosecutors found there wasn't enough evidence to warrant civil rights charges against Salamoni and Lake. Sterling, a father of five, was fatally shot July 5, 2016, outside a Baton Rouge store where he frequently sold CDs.
Users will also be able to review what personal information they've shared and they will also have the option to delete it. The changes won't affect Facebook's privacy policies or the types of data it gathers on users .
Grab's acquisition of Uber's Southeast Asia business has been described as the largest of its kind in the region. And in 2016, Uber sold off its local operations to the dominant Chinese ride sharing service, Didi Chuxing .
Another Army spokesman confirmed a suspicious package incident at Fort Belvoir and said that package has been rendered safe. The packages sent to Anacostia-Bolling and the naval warfare center did not contain explosives, according to CBS News.
Rain, snow postpones NASCAR race at Martinsville
Bowyer had ample reason to start the party early, before he got to the frontstretch for a traditional smoke show. Hamlin led 111 laps early, claimed the first stage victory and, like Blaney, collected a playoff point.
New York Auto Show 2018: Toyota RAV4 Unveiled
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Final number of victims 64 people, no one is missing
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Former O's Outfielder Albert Belle Reportedly Arrested
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Apple to launch low-priced iPads for schools
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