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Hemp Summit kicks off in Louisville

Posted at 6:02 AM, Dec 04, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — At the end of 2018, hemp became legal in Kentucky and now a year later, supporters are still looking forward.

The crop had a rapid growing year in Kentucky, and supporters say they welcome more.

"Kentucky can be known for more than just bourbon, horse racing and Kentucky Fried Chicken around the world. Kentucky now is known for being the comeback state for industrial hemp," said Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles.

Beginning Wednesday at 9 a.m., hemp license applicants, licensed growers, processors and others who are interested will meet at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville for a day of learning.

Among the topics: production, the growing industry, Kentucky's plans for 2020 as well as the new application process.

The summit lasts until 5 p.m. Wednesday