Ruh ro! Everybody’s favorite grandmother, Hal Rogers, is really mad about hemp:
“I have yet to be convinced Kentucky needs a pathway for industrial hemp. My first concern is the challenge facing our thinly stretched marijuana eradication teams and law enforcement in visually distinguishing the two plants. This confusion and potential comingling lends itself to an easier path for illegal marijuana growth in the Commonwealth. Secondly, there appears little evidence to date that hemp will be an economic boon for Kentucky when the USDA describes the hemp market as ‘small [and] thin.’ Finally, we need to focus on more important issues like enacting pension reform, getting our federal deficits under control, and tackling the existing drug epidemic.”
How will Mitch McConnell convince Meemaw Hal to support the effort?