November 6, 2014

Ohioans join legal hemp harvest in Kentucky, tout creation of jobs

Farmers Advance
The Ohio Hemp Chamber of Commerce (OHCC), which planned the Kentucky hemp farm tour for its members, sees the DEA actions as more motivation to clear up the lingering misunderstandings about the ancient crop. For Jeremy Koosed, owner of Plant Kingdom Bakery in Lyndhurst, Ohio, clarifying the non-drug status is an urgent matter. In 2013, he pledged to the Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner that Plant Kingdom would source Kentucky-grown Hempseed for use in their line of protein bars. He also wrote Governor Beshear, urging him to sign the legalization measure. Customers have bemoaned for years, Koosed says, sharing their frustration that Hemp is not being grown domestically. Plant Kingdom joined the Kentucky Hemp Industries Council and the Ohio Hemp Chamber of Commerce, as these groups are seeking to promote the crop to businesses, policy makers and the general public.

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