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Posted: Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:50AM

Industrial Hemp Seeds Released

The DEA has again released the industrial hemp seeds that are slated for planting this week as part of pilot programs all over the state. Former State Senator, and industrial hemp advocate, Joey Pendleton says he will be on hand for the first planting later this week in Rockcastle County.

Pendleton says the first year of planting is a trial process to see how and what grows best in Kentucky's environment.

Despite all the legislation passed to make industrial hemp legal, Pendleton says he does still expect some problems from law enforcement.

The DEA seized industrial hemp seeds slated for pilot programs at Kentucky universities twice recently. Under threat of legal action by the Kentucky Ag Commissioners office, the seeds were finally released Tuesday.

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