The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill to update state law governing hemp production.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would update Kentucky law setting rules for hemp production in the state that's at the national forefront in the crop's comeback.

Senators voted 35-0 after little discussion to send the measure to the House.

It was a big contrast from four years ago, when the state's original law that laid the groundwork for Kentucky farmers to eventually grow hemp drew stiff resistance.

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