'Let this bill be heard;' Hemp farming in limbo

Feb 19, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WHAS11

Confident that his industrial hemp initiative has enough votes to be approved by the Kentucky House, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer implored Democratic leaders on Tuesday to listen to the will of Kentucky voters and their representatives.

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#1 Mar 2, 2013

Since: Mar 13

Henderson, TN

#2 Mar 7, 2013
There isn't much time left to get a vote on Industrial Hemp legislation (SB50). Greg Stumbo has adamantly refused to give this bill a hearing, even though it has huge support from the people of Kentucky.

This bill passed unanimously through the Senate Agriculture Committee and passed the full Senate with only 6 nays.

This bill passed the House Agriculture Committee almost unanimously (there was one no vote, from Tommy Turner.)

And this bill is supported by the people, and their representatives all over the state. It's endorsed by the KY Chamber of Commerce, Fiscal Courts across the Commonwealth, the KY Judge Executives Association, and numerous other industries, government agencies, and individuals.

But one man, from Floyd County, is saying that he wants to stand in the way of the massive wave of public support for this crop! He refuses to let this bill come to a vote....

Let ALL the representatives of KY decide, not just one man.

The only way we can get a vote on this bill is if the people of Prestonsburg, Martin, Allen, and all the other cities in Floyd County call the Legislative Hotline and leave messages for Greg Stumbo TONIGHT.

The number to call is 800-372-7181 and leaving a message is super simple and only takes a minute.

The message line is open until 11PM Eastern Time, and the nice ladies at the LRC will take your information, ask you who to leave a message for (Stumbo), and then she will take down your message.

The message is "Let Senate Bill 50 get a vote on the House floor. Time is running out!"

Or some variation of that.

People all over the state have been calling their legislators and even leaving messages for Stumbo. But what it will take, at the eleventh hour, is messages from HIS CONSTITUENTS.

If you want to support the hemp movement, and allow our farmers access to a new cash crop, call the Legislative Hotline TONIGHT at 800-372-7181 and leave a message for Greg Stumbo. Ask him to give Senate Bill 50 a vote on the House floor TOMORROW!

Since: Aug 12

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#3 Mar 10, 2013
What's wrong with Floyd County? Seems like they have a bunch of sheep there. I can't believe this guy is getting away with that he is doing. He seems like a Hitler.

Chicago, IL

#4 Mar 11, 2013
So let it be written, so let it be done! Hahahahahah!

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