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    Default Hemp May Soon Be Federally Legal, But Many Will Be Barred From Growing It

    EW/Dan Nosowitz
    Dec. 7, 2018

    Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has, perhaps unexpectedly to those who find themselves agreeing with only this one position of his, been a major force for legalizing industrial hemp. Industrial hemp differs from marijuana in that it's bred specifically to have extremely low concentrations of THC, the primary psychoactive chemical in marijuana; smoke industrial hemp all you want, it'll just give you sore lungs.
    ...But the current version of the Farm Bill includes a stipulation to broad legalization: it bars anyone with a drug felony from participating in any way in hemp cultivation.

    Continue reading at: https://www.ecowatch.com/industrial-...f7e00-85964677
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    "McConnell has long been a proponent of industrial hemp; his home state, Kentucky, has a long history with the crop." And I'm sure, libertarian inclined Kentucky co-senator, Rand Paul, will be very much in lockstep with KY senate partner Mitch McConnell on this matter. IMHO, they should push this through congress quickly, and sort out the "past drug felony" nonsense in "court", at a later time.
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