House Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom McKee said Tuesday his amendment would have
test hemp if it received a federal permit. McKee said he plans to offer the amendment when the Agriculture Committee takes up the hemp bill Wednesday in UK . Frankfort
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is opposing efforts to overhaul the measure that has passed the state Senate.
The bill backed by Comer would set up a state system to license hemp growers and regulate its production if the crop is legalized by the federal government. Hemp is classified as a controlled substance related to marijuana.