Legal hemp has returned to Kentucky. Will the Feds step aside and let the industry flourish?

In a former tobacco warehouse in Kentucky's horse country, a silver-haired seventh-generation hemp farmer sits with his business partners.

As Andrew Graves, the chairman of Atalo Holdings, leads a discussion of seed varietals and soil consistencies, the group snacks on hemp nuts, grabbed in handfuls from a sack.

In the warren of rooms just behind them, oils drip from stills as lab techs figure out formulas for supplements and vapors. No one in the room is younger than 50.

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Rona Kobell ~ Reason.com

 

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