By Lisa Autry Originally published December 2014 The application window is now open for Kentucky farmers and processors who want to grow hemp for research in 2015. Several Kentucky universities, including WKU, grew hemp this year for the first time in decades. The application deadline for the next round is January 1.
“Last spring the DEA wasted precious taxpayer resources when it confiscated a shipment of hemp seeds intended for a pilot project in Kentucky,” Massie said in a Vote Hemp release. “By defunding further DEA interference, this amendment saves taxpayer dollars and gives states and research institutions the freedom to pursue hemp pilot programs.”