The push to legalize industrial hemp in Kentucky has picked up another major supporter.
The state’s largest business group, the Kentucky Chamber, announced Friday that it supports hemp as a crop for oil and fiber.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer touted the support on Twitter quickly after securing it. Comer has long said hemp could help struggling farmers in Kentucky turn profits.
Kentucky Sheriffs' Association Executive Director Jerry Wagner says his group hasn't decided on supporting or opposing legalizing industrial hemp.
A bill to legalize hemp was filed in the Kentucky Senate Friday by the agriculture committee chair.
Comer does not support legalizing hemp's cousin crop, marijuana.