Kentucky’s state Senate Agriculture Committee voted unanimously on Monday to approve legislation that could pave the way for the creation of a legal hemp industry in the state, following testimony from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who was wearing a hemp shirt.
The proposed bill — which will now be considered by the full state senate — would establish a process for Kentucky farmers to begin growing hemp, but only if the federal government first passes a measure to remove the crop from a list of illegal drugs. Hemp is currently listed alongside its more potent cousin, marijuana, as a Schedule I controlled substance. Other Schedule I drugs include heroin and LSD.
Read more at The Huffington Post.
Adding this to Rand Paul’s accomplishments this week–standing up to the president on drone strikes and being chosen to give the ‘Tea Party Response’ to the ‘State of the Union’ on Tuesday night–we here at iroots.org think this may be Rand Paul’s BEST WEEK EVER! What do you think? And has Rand Paul redeemed his image within the Liberty Movement since his strategic endorsement of Mitt Romney?