WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed November 14, 2012
Industrial Hemp Commission to Meet in Frankfort
After years of dormancy, the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a special meeting in Frankfort today. The meeting was called at the request of a majority of Commission members.
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is among the Hemp Commission members who requested the meeting. He has expressed interest in exploring the potential for industrial hemp production in the Commonwealth, and today’s meeting will include a discussion of infrastructure issues that relate to the crop.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul is also interested in the issue, and members of his staff are scheduled to appear before the Hemp Commission to make a presentation. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Office of Agriculture Commissioner James Comer…starting at 10:00 am….Eastern time.