Senator Mitch McConnell Announces Bill to Legalize Hemp Cultivation – News

Although some may find it surprising to see a top Republican Senator pushing for legal cannabis, McConnell has actually been working towards this goal for at least four years. McConnell supported the 2014 Farm Bill, and has worked to add additional legislation to protect state industrial hemp research from federal prosecutors. Hemp-based oils could provide alternatives to fossil fuels, even allowing hemp farmers to run their farm equipment on hemp-derived ethanol produced from their own crops. Farmers will also be able to choose their own seed sources and organic farming methods, sidestepping the GMO-based monocrop culture championed by Big Agriculture. This is McConnell going against Trump’s justice department, which is currently in a court case fighting to keep CBD illegal.

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