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Lexington-based company works to offer KY-grown CBD products

By Susan Baniak, Business Lexington

It's been a tough homecoming for hemp cultivation in Kentucky. Hemp was once a staple crop of Kentucky agriculture, until it was deemed illegal in the 1930s because of its superficial similarity to marijuana. Bill and Adriane Polyniak and Dave Hendrick have been working alongside other hemp advocates to bring it back.

Kentucky Cannabis Company was one of the original six pilot projects awarded when the state legalized limited industrial hemp production in 2014, and their group was the first to legally possess hemp the same year, Bill Polyniak said. In addition, through the company's retail arm, Bluegrass Hemp Oil, they were the first in the state to bring a purchasable hemp CBD product to market.

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This story was posted on 2018-10-26 09:49:55
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