Hemp Commission Receives $100,000.00
FRANKFORT, KY – The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission received a $100,000 infusion during its initial meeting today in Frankfort.
David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s political action committee each committed $50,000 to the operation of the commission, which met for the first time after a 10-year hiatus. Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer was unanimously elected chairman.
“This is a historic day,” Commissioner Comer said. “This is an exciting time to be a part of agriculture. This is an important issue, and hopefully this will make a difference that will affect future farmers for years to come.”
Speaking on behalf of Sen. Paul, field representative Mica Sims said: “Sen. Paul knows what a viable commodity industrial hemp can be to the farmers and manufacturers of Kentucky. … Sen. Paul and Commissioner Comer have worked together to see that hemp production is brought back into Kentucky so we can get our farmers to work and create a multitude of manufacturing jobs.”
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