McConnell says hemp would help Kentucky economy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The push to re-establish industrial hemp in Kentucky has won an endorsement from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Kentucky’s most influential Republican said Thursday that legalizing the versatile crop would be a “positive development” for Kentucky’s economy and farmers. McConnell said he took his stand after discussions with two fellow Kentucky Republicans who support hemp – U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer.
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