Clark County's agriculture fate could rest in hemp legislation
January 25, 2013|By Fred Petke
Central Kentucky News
House Bill 33 does not include site regulations but would order the sheriff of the county to monitor and test the plants for THC levels. The sheriff would also be responsible for performing the background checks.
In the 1995 report to the Governor’s Hemp and Related Fiber Crops Task Force, hemp production is maximized by growing the plants close together to produce tall plants. Marijuana succeeds better as a low-density, short bushy plant. The two are visibly different while growing in the field, but individual plants are hard to distinguish, the report states.