One of the first legal hemp crops in the state under a new federal law will be harvested Thursday morning at the University of Kentucky's Spindletop Research Farm near the Kentucky Horse Park.
Production is going from 46.3 pounds to 1,433 pounds – but it’s unclear where the extra pot is going.
The crop's reintroduction was delayed in the spring when imported hemp seeds were detained by U.S. customs officials.
Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds bound from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota, marking the latest bump along the road to legalization of marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin.
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This outlawed plant, cultivated by humans for eight millennia, would make a sustainable fuel.
It's a done deal. A UPS truck delivered more than 250 pounds of hemp seed to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture this afternoon.
Kentucky agricultural officials told the Associated Press Thursday evening that the DEA had approved a permit allowing the state to import a 250-lb. shipment of hemp seed to be used for research purposes.
Hemp seeds could be released by federal officials to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture by Thursday as disagreements between the state and U.S. officials appear resolved.