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Posted: Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:50PM

Comer's Office Frustrated With Seed Seizures



Planting of Kentucky's first industrial hemp seeds, expected to start this week, has been delayed after multiple seizures by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Kentucky Ag Commissioner James Comer says they are frustrated that the hemp seeds slated to go to UK, Morehead, and EKU were seized.



Comer says the DEA is not acting based on the law.


   
The Commissioner says the federal government is holding up schools and businesses from being able to move forward with a new industry in Kentucky.


   
The seeds were first seized by the DEA in Chicago, and then again by the DEA in Louisville. Comer says at this point they are not sure when they'll get seeds in the ground.

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