This is a great piece on hemp in Kentucky, 2015. I especially like these quotes (because they’re true):

“It’s not that Kentucky is the only place to do this,” said Adam Watson, the director of Kentucky’s industrial hemp program. “It’s the only place that has seen the leadership.”

“Kentucky is now considered to be the leading industrial hemp producer within the nation,” he said.

Here’s hemp being planted at historic Locust Grove, in Louisville:

hemp at locust grove

This small plot may not look like much but it’s symbolic value cannot be understated.