Sen. Rand Paul today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing an amendment co-sponsored by Representatives Thomas Massie (R-KY), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), which would allow universities to grow and cultivate industrial hemp in states where it is already legal without fear of federal interference. Sen. Paul issued the following statement:
"The House vote today shows there is continued momentum and support for the cultivation of industrial hemp in the U.S. and this legislation is another positive step in that direction. Kentucky, which recently passed legislation to setup a regulatory framework for industrial hemp, is just one example of the growing support for this agricultural commodity. We will not stop our efforts to make this a reality."