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A bill is back for a vote to legalize hemp farms in Kentucky

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KENTUCKY (WFIE) -

A new development is in attempt to make industrialized hemp legal in Kentucky.

The industrial hemp commission held their final meeting before the general assembly sessions ends.

It passed the senate with bipartisan support and now heads to the house.

The bill would allow Kentucky farmers to grow the hemp for use in everything from food to cloth to oil.

Kentucky lawmakers have been discussing similar bills for more than 10 years.

Despite some concerns right now, many say it's just time to get the law passed.

"I think it certainly has good opportunity to and we'll have to wait until next week and see what really develops," says State Representative, Tom McKee of the House Agriculture Committee.

The last chance for a vote is when the session ends Tuesday.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo referred comment about the bill to democratic majority leader, Rocky Adkins who said he looks forward to continuing the discussion and is hopeful a consensus can be reached.

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