Tom McKee http://wkyufm.org en Kentucky House Committee Passes Hemp Bill, but Floor Vote Uncertain http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-house-committee-passes-hemp-bill-floor-vote-uncertain <p></p><p>In its second try, the Kentucky House agriculture committee approved a bill Wednesday creating a regulatory framework for growing hemp in Kentucky, if the federal government were to legalize the crop.</p><p>The hemp bill—championed by Agriculture Commissioner James Comer—got only one "no" vote in the House agriculture committee.</p><p>Last week, an ag committee meeting abruptly ended after a tense exchange among lawmakers on the hemp issue.</p><p>Several House lawmakers said they voted for the bill to support farmers and hopefully create more jobs in the Bluegrass State. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:58:55 +0000 27512 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky House Committee Passes Hemp Bill, but Floor Vote Uncertain Hemp Legislation Stalls in Kentucky House http://wkyufm.org/post/hemp-legislation-stalls-kentucky-house <p></p><p>The Kentucky House Agriculture Committee chairman blocked a vote on the hemp bill on Wednesday morning after a tense exchange with a Republican supporter of the legislation.</p><p>The hemp bill would create a regulatory framework in Kentucky, should the federal government legalize it.</p><p>Rep. Tom McKee, the ag committee chairman and a Cynthiana Democrat, wanted to amend the bill to turn it into a study, which the bill's supporters oppose. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:55:08 +0000 27139 at http://wkyufm.org Hemp Legislation Stalls in Kentucky House