Kentucky law makers say a historic meeting reviving the long-dormant Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission will take place tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, along with a bi-partisan group of legislators, stood before Kentuckians back in August and promised to move the industrial hemp initiative forward.
Senator Paul was quoted as saying that Kentucky needs jobs and that everybody says they are for job creation, supporting industrial hemp is their chance to prove it.
According to Paul, industrial hemp could create thousands of production and manufacturing jobs and that the Commonwealth has the opportunity to be first in line for them.
Tomorrow’s meeting will include a special presentation by staff members from Senator Paul’s office and a representative of Vote Hemp, a leading industrial hemp advocacy group.
The commission is expected to take up issues such as potential legislation, educational and public outreach efforts, and infrastructure issues related to hemp.