Hi! Thanks for stopping by kentuckyhemp.com. Seeing as this is the very first post on the brand new website, let me re-introduce myself. My name is Rob Moseley and I’ve been involved in the industrial hemp movement and industry since 1996, when I opened Kentucky Hemp Outfitters here in Louisville, Kentucky. For almost 8 years our shop offered hemp products of all kinds. We had spirited discussions every day with people from all over Kentucky and the country about the viability -indeed, the necessity- of bringing industrial hemp back to the USA in general and Kentucky in particular.
I’m proud to say that we’ve finally succeeded. In 2013, I had the pleasure of serving on the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission for the second time since 2001. With the ever important support of Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture, James Comer, the Commission was able to draft and pass House Bill 50, which spelled out the regulations and procedures for legally growing hemp in Kentucky for the first time since the 1940s. Last year, in 2014, Kentucky grew 12 separate hemp crops around the state from seed to harvest, roughly 120 acres. This year we’re planning to grow over 1700 acres!
We’re on a roll and it’s time to bring kentuckyhemp.com back!