2018 Farm Bill Hemp

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Calls For Industrial Hemp Reform

June 6, 2018 0 By Creative Choice

Leader McConnell pointed to a future where hemp is a thriving agricultural product, saying, “I believe we’re ready to take the next step, and build upon the success we’ve seen with Kentucky’s Hemp Pilot Program. So I will be introducing, when I go back to the Senate a week from Monday, a bipartisan bill in the Senate to continue to support this important Kentucky industry. It will be the Hemp Farming Act of 2018.” Leader McConnell continued his clear and compelling support saying, “This bill (Hemp Farming Act of 2018) will finally legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of Controlled Substances.”

Deregulation means positive economic impact for American farmers especially in Kentucky, which has been a champion for industrial hemp. “Here in Kentucky, we have built the best Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program in the country and have established a model for how other states can do the same with buy-in from growers, processors, and law enforcement,” Commissioner Quarles said, “I want to thank Leader McConnell for introducing this legislation which allows us to harness the economic viability of this crop and presents the best opportunity to put hemp on a path to commercialization.”