McConnell said he plans to discuss the bill with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has taken a hardline stance against states that have legalized cannabis for recreational and medicinal uses.
McConnell's efforts to increase hemp production may help persuade doubters that he will seek re-election in 2020, which he has said he is doing.
McConnell clarified that hemp was different than its "illicit cousin".
There is already a production facility run by GenCanna on the Hemp Research Campus in Winchester, Kentucky, which is a re-purposed former tobacco research facility.
If approved, the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 would give states more control over hemp regulations.
Despite its many practical applications, the plant has been illegal to grow in the USA without a permit since 1970 due to its relation to cannabis, or, as Mike Pence probably calls it while ritually flagellating himself for making eye contact with an unwed woman, "Satan's sativa".
Thirty other states have hemp pilot projects. In 2014, he backed a provision in that year's farm bill to allow for a hemp cultivation pilot program in his home state, and the following year he co-sponsored a hemp legalization bill introduced by Sens.
Now, federal guidelines relating to hemp may be expanded again, per an announcement made Monday by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Hemp is legally defined as cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC, the intoxicating cannabinoid in marijuana.
Hemp is used in products like shampoo, body lotions clothing even insulation.
The plan, if passed, would put state Ag Commissioners in charge of regulatory oversight, open up markets across state lines allowing for shipment even if a pass-through state did not create an industrial hemp policy and make available federal research grants. "But I think most everybody ... now understands this is a totally different plant". The work of Commissioner Quarles here in Kentucky has become a nationwide example for the right way to cultivate hemp. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), seeks to lessen the stigma surrounding hemp products. The DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) did not agree with this definition and has consistently pointed out that both plants come from the same genus and are therefore they are same plant and so subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
"All we've got to do is the government get out of the way and let us grow", he told reporters.
Authorities said during the press conference that two days earlier, Shabani was last seen getting into a vehicle with Spotz. Billy Hayes says detectives believe 25-year-old Adea Shabani is dead and are investigating the case as a homicide.
That is when the Shia militia that is in line with Iran took over Sanaa, Yemen's capital city, and forced the president there out. This was the third time in five months that Houthis have attacked Saudi Arabia and flown missiles over Riyadh .
Foster , who came to the party with Meyer, a popular jewelry designer, took to Instagram to deny the speculations against her. This included biting Beyonce , prompting the singer to storm away, grab husband Jay-Z and head to the back of the room.
How can I watch the Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker fight live on TV? I'm looking at Joseph Parker, who is a lively challenger. Trainer Rob McCracken added: "He just sees it as another fight on the ladder to becoming the undisputed champion".
A member of Rocky Point Baptist Church for many years, she had a heart of gold and was always willing to help anyone. Autopsies confirmed they had died of asphyxiation, but authorities have not said how the gas was emitted.
Families of the Sandy Hook victims sued Remington , claiming the manufacturer bore some responsibility for the attack. Still, Remington was left damaged when some investors distanced themselves from the company.
Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the move and said it sent a strong message to Moscow that it can not ignore worldwide law. London has said the attack was carried out using a Soviet-era Cold War nerve agent from a family called Novichok.
The rights to the Deadpool character are owned by Fox, so that means a Fox production entity has to be the one to make the show. It is unknown if Marvel TV and ABC Studios will try and pursue the project at this time.
Off-late Uber has been linked to various controversies that led the then-40-year-old CEO Travis Kalanick quit the company. Grab also said all Uber driver account information, including past history and ratings, will be transferred to Grab .
Manafort associate had links to Russian intelligence
Dowd insisted Wednesday that he did not raise the idea of pardons with lawyers representing the two men. Trump has virtually unlimited powers to pardon people even before they have been charged with a crime.
S.Korea readying building for N.Korea summit
This is roughly equivalent to 70% of South Korea's annual export volume to the USA between 2015 and 2017. United States officials were most interested in the auto trade, he said.
Anti-BJP front: Who all likely to be part of it?
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee met NCP chief Sharad Pawar , Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and RJD MP Misa Bharti in New Delhi . Banerjee was belligerent against the BJP which, she said, ran a "dictatorial, anti-people and communal government".
Tiangong-1 Space Station To Fall To Earth Within A Week
Tiangong-1, which ironically translates to "Heavenly Palace 1", is expected to land between March 29th and April 4th. Only one person - Lottie Williams of Tulsa, Oklahoma - is known to have been hit by space debris falling to Earth.
JD Sports Fashion to acquire U.S. brand Finish Line
Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in shares of Finish Line in the fourth quarter worth about $202,000. It boasts an established online business and sells brands including Nike , Adidas , Under Armour , Brand Jordan and Puma .
Brits set to spent 5.3% more on Easter eggs in 2018
Patrick Church in Jordan have prepared for the Easter holiday by participating in the Stations of the Cross. Families who visit the center during the Easter Egg Hunt can also snap a photo with the Strolling Bunny.
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The losses this week were worse, and shareholders are hoping for hints the sanctions on China are more of a negotiating tactic. Welles Wilder, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentum oscillator that gauges the speed and change of price movements.