Skyrocketing food and fuel prices should be met by Kentucky nullifying federal prohibition of industrial hemp cultivation, Republican Tea Party gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett said.
“We are out of time for continuing the confusion about what hemp is and what it could do for Kentucky’s economy,” Moffett said. “Hemp as both a food and fuel source could be a great blessing to Kentucky especially if recent trends continue or worsen. There is no good reason for allowing the federal government to stand in our way.”
Industrial hemp production is prohibited in the United States through Drug Enforcement Agency regulations. Industrial hemp is not a drug. As Phil has said many times on the campaign trail, hemp is as close to marijuana as poppy seeds on your hamburger bun are to heroin. The industrial uses for hemp include paper, housing products, automotive products, food and even diesel fuel. Hemp is grown legally in thirty countries and is imported to America for use here. But it is illegal to grow it here.
And that hurts Kentucky farmers.
Kentucky could grow industrial hemp in large enough quantities that it could be a good cash crop for our farmers and create multiple processing and retail opportunities that are prohibited now for no good reason.
Tea Party support for industrial hemp and state sovereignty combined with Phil Moffett pushing the issues in the gubernatorial race can create action where ruling class politicians have been unwilling to help us. Please join the battle by contributing anything you can to Phil’s campaign today. http://www.philmoffett.com/contribute.asp. And please forward this message to anyone else you know anywhere in the country who cares about these issues. Kentucky was a Tea Party leader last year because we had the right candidate and the right issues in what became a very high profile race. We can do it again.