I'm told anything that can be made of cotton can also be made of industrial hemp. Kentucky can't grow cotton. Growing hemp doesn't require the water and pesticides necessary to grow cotton.
Federal law prevents us from taking advantage of this competitive advantage.
Kentucky's new Agriculture Commissioner James Comer supports growing industrial hemp and resistance in the legislature is weak and based on ignorance of what industrial hemp is.
Anyone who supports economic growth in Kentucky should support overturning federal restrictions on growing industrial hemp.