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Ky. Gov. Steve Beshear not so sure about hemp legalization

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Governor Beshear says he needs more information before he can support a proposal to legalize industrial hemp.

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer would like to see the General Assembly approve legislation that would allow Kentucky farmers to grow hemp.

He says he believes it would help create jobs in the state -- but today, Gov. Beshear told us he has some concerns.

Federal laws prohibit the growing of hemp in any of the states, but there is discussion in Congress about repealing those laws.

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