Kentucky Senators Vote to Make Hemp L...

Kentucky Senators Vote to Make Hemp Legal

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Georgia Hull

Columbia, KY

#1 Feb 16, 2013
GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell supports bill to legalize hemp production
By Kasie Hunt, NBC News Feb.15th
The federal government currently puts hemp in the same category of illegal drug as heroin, LSD and ecstasy -- but the Senate's top Republican wants to change that.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R - Ky., joined forces Thursday with a pair of West Coast Democrats -- Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley -- to cosponsor a bill that would allow American farmers to grow hemp without fear of punishment. Also on board is libertarian Rand Paul, McConnell's fellow Republican Bluegrass State senator.
“I am proud to introduce legislation with my friend Rand Paul that will allow Kentucky farmers to harness the economic potential that industrial hemp can provide,” McConnell said in a statement Thursday. "During these tough economic times, this legislation has the potential to create jobs and provide a boost to Kentucky’s economy and to our farmers and their families."
The debate over legalization of hemp is contentious in Kentucky. The Chamber of Commerce supports legalization, but some law enforcement groups say it is a step that could lead to the legalization of marijuana.
McConnell's move follows action in the Kentucky state Senate, which voted Thursday to legalize hemp production there -- if the federal government also decrees that it's legal. Oregon has approved hemp production, but farmers can still be prosecuted under federal law.
Hemp is a variety of Cannabis sativa, the plant species that also produces marijuana. McConnell wants to legalize so-called industrial hemp, which contains a much smaller amount of THC, the chemical that produces marijuana's high.
Proponents of industrial hemp tout its many legal uses, such as in soap, cosmetics, and rope for sailboats and other watercraft. Farmers say hemp twine is much stronger than other rope used to bind bales of hay. Toyota -- which builds Camrys in Kentucky -- has spoken in favor of hemp legalization, saying they want to use the fibers in car panels and insulation.
Typically, the plants that make great industrial hemp make less potent marijuana. Plants that make great pot don't usually produce the strongest industrial fibers.
http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/...
Thanks to my Senators in Kentucky at the state house and my Senators in Washington D.C. As a Kentuckly farmer and land owner I welcome the chance to once aagain make a living on my farm. This means more money and industry in Kentucky and it can be good for the soil also. Thank goodness someone is looking out for the farmer. Hemp is a good solid product which is saleable on an international market. Kentucky is taking a lead roll in this legislation. I sincerely hope that the Kentucky House also votes to let us grow hemp.
Pig Benis

Louisville, KY

#2 Feb 16, 2013
You are one ugly woman,I feel sorry for your husband or boyfriend if you have one...they must have been desperate.
Georgia Hull

Columbia, KY

#3 Feb 16, 2013
Pig Benis wrote:
You are one ugly woman,I feel sorry for your husband or boyfriend if you have one...they must have been desperate.
So I guess you have an opinion about my looks, but what about Hemp being grown in Kentucky.
Pig Benis

Louisville, KY

#4 Feb 16, 2013
It grows wild..this is a non debatable issue.
Scarecrow

Louisville, KY

#5 Feb 16, 2013
Did you see that idiot Stumbo on the news last night. He sent the hemp bill to a committee. What a bum, we got the stupidest politicans in Kentucky.
-Masters-

Louisville, KY

#6 Feb 18, 2013
It's a safe bet for Republicans... vote the issue up in the Senate, they can get the credit for try'n, wait for Beshear and Stumbo to kill the bill, and then blame it on them...

Unfortunately, it shouldn't matter who says it, a good idea, is a good idea.
rick

Radcliff, KY

#7 Feb 18, 2013
-Masters- wrote:
It's a safe bet for Republicans... vote the issue up in the Senate, they can get the credit for try'n, wait for Beshear and Stumbo to kill the bill, and then blame it on them...
Unfortunately, it shouldn't matter who says it, a good idea, is a good idea.
You would know, wouldn't you pothead? I wonder if LMPD knows about your illegal pot selling activities over on Iowa Street? They might want to look in to it!
-Masters-

Louisville, KY

#8 Feb 18, 2013
LOL! U crack me up. U have NOTHING on me, so u just make shyt up. Hey, when u gonna tell me ur name and address, so I can end all of this? I bet u dont... cuz you're a puzzified KKKowardly beotch!
rick

Louisville, KY

#9 Feb 18, 2013
How u gonna say I got nothing, when I saw you. I've been parked at your house for weeks, just watch'n your every move.
-Masters-

Louisville, KY

#10 Feb 18, 2013
OMG... I finally get it now! I got me a stalker! LOL... wow. U mofo'ers are insane. Dm... it does feel good now that I figured it out.
rick

Radcliff, KY

#11 Feb 18, 2013
-Masters- wrote:
LOL! U crack me up. U have NOTHING on me, so u just make shyt up. Hey, when u gonna tell me ur name and address, so I can end all of this? I bet u dont... cuz you're a puzzified KKKowardly beotch!
Is that a threat, sissy pants? I'm SOOOOO scared since we all know how good your fighting abilities are after LMPD beat the living snot out of you! LMAO! You going to hit me with that shower cap of yours, cupcake?
rick

Louisville, KY

#12 Feb 18, 2013
I get my pot from Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul's Aqua Buddha, since if u support Hemp, you're clearly a drug dealer. They also got the best hook up. Like what John Robert Boone used to produce, or like that Columbian Coke Drew Thorton was gett'n for Lexington's elites.
-Masters-

Louisville, KY

#13 Feb 18, 2013
lol
rick

Louisville, KY

#14 Feb 18, 2013
Okay Mr. Masters. I am so sorry. It wasn't a threat. It was a promise. I will NEVER say who I am or where I live. I am a KKKoward, just like you say... and I'm sorry for harassing and stalking you, like a jealous gay boyfriend, for 3 years now. I'm sorry for the nasty pedophile charges I put on you, and for sign'n your name, and putt'n words in ur mouth that u wouldn't otherwise normally say... such as the threats to police and to rape their children. It was low, and it was over something petty, and I just got carried away... I just like you, but instead of tell'n you that, I figured I'd just resort to the only way I know how interact with people. Don't forget, I'm a victim of child abuse too, and I'm sorry you went through all of that, I'm sure it was rough, and I'm sure I haven't been helping matters out myself, by the constant reminders... it was almost as if I was continuing the psychological terrorism your old man was carrying out. ha ha Well, I guess it really wasn't funny. I wouldn't wish what you had to go through as an innocent child on my worst enemies, and again, I was wrong for 99% of my actions. I have also stopped being a racist, since that was clearly wrong too. Can u find in ur heart to forgive me?
-Masters-

Louisville, KY

#15 Feb 18, 2013
Yeah, that's what I thought. I'll think about forgiving you, but I appreciate the apology. That makes you think you aren't the child rapist you seem to be.
-Masters-

Radcliff, KY

#16 Feb 18, 2013
rick wrote:
I am so sorry. It wasn't a threat. It was a promise. I will NEVER say who I am or where I live. I am a KKKoward, just like you say... and I'm sorry for harassing and stalking you, like a jealous gay boyfriend, for 3 years now. I'm sorry for the nasty pedophile charges I put on you, and for sign'n your name, and putt'n words in ur mouth that u wouldn't otherwise normally say... such as the threats to police and to rape their children. It was low, and it was over something petty, and I just got carried away... I just like you, but instead of tell'n you that, I figured I'd just resort to the only way I know how interact with people. Don't forget, I'm a victim of child abuse too, and I'm sorry you went through all of that, I'm sure it was rough, and I'm sure I haven't been helping matters out myself, by the constant reminders... it was almost as if I was continuing the psychological terrorism your old man was carrying out. ha ha Well, I guess it really wasn't funny. I wouldn't wish what you had to go through as an innocent child on my worst enemies, and again, I was wrong for 99% of my actions. I have also stopped being a racist, since that was clearly wrong too. Can u find in ur heart to forgive me?
Oops, I accidentally posted that under rick's name again. I'm such a naughty little scamp.
-Masters-

Radcliff, KY

#17 Feb 18, 2013
rick wrote:
Okay Mr. Masters. I am so sorry. It wasn't a threat. It was a promise. I will NEVER say who I am or where I live. I am a KKKoward, just like you say... and I'm sorry for harassing and stalking you, like a jealous gay boyfriend, for 3 years now. I'm sorry for the nasty pedophile charges I put on you, and for sign'n your name, and putt'n words in ur mouth that u wouldn't otherwise normally say... such as the threats to police and to rape their children. It was low, and it was over something petty, and I just got carried away... I just like you, but instead of tell'n you that, I figured I'd just resort to the only way I know how interact with people. Don't forget, I'm a victim of child abuse too, and I'm sorry you went through all of that, I'm sure it was rough, and I'm sure I haven't been helping matters out myself, by the constant reminders... it was almost as if I was continuing the psychological terrorism your old man was carrying out. ha ha Well, I guess it really wasn't funny. I wouldn't wish what you had to go through as an innocent child on my worst enemies, and again, I was wrong for 99% of my actions. I have also stopped being a racist, since that was clearly wrong too. Can u find in ur heart to forgive me?
Hey yall I posted all this nasty crap, as you all already know. I know that I'm just a scared little girl, but I can't help what I am.
-Masters-

Louisville, KY

#18 Feb 18, 2013
The last two posts were the KKKoward lol/hahaha/rick... he's a KKKoward, and will always b a beotch ass KKKoward. Hey beotch azz KKKoward... what's it gonna feel like when I pop your noodle off? I know! It'll feel like sweet just revenge.

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