Could Hemp be in Tennessee's future

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Pass the State Law pon the left hand side.

FILE- This file image made from a film produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture during World War II shows the title frame of the movie "Hemp for Victory." After Japanese troops cut off access to Asian fiber supplies during the war, it released the propaganda film urging farmers to grow hemp and extolling its use in parachutes and rope for the war effort. On the occasion of �Legalization Day,� Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, when Washington�s new law takes effect, AP takes a look back at the cultural and legal status of the �evil weed� in American history. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Agriculture, File)

Senator Frank Niceley is considering following in Kentucky's footsteps and legalizing industrial hemp as the state's next big cash crop.

Our neighbors to the north became the first in the country to bring back what once was a leading crop for America's farmers.

Citing the economic possibilities Kentucky made the decision after setting up strict guidelines to make sure Hemp's criminal cousin Marijuana is not grown.

Niceley wants to wait and see if Kentucky's gamble pays off, if it does he could introduce legislation next year.



 
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