Thank you, Mitch McConnell, for legalizing THC!

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During the Thanksgiving season, it’s important to take stock and give thanks to even the most unlikely of allies. As the co-founder of a hemp company, I couldn’t make gummies with measurable amounts of THC without the hard work of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. That’s why I’d like to say, “Thank you, Sen. McConnell.”

Many people are surprised to learn that it’s legal for us to ship gummies with THC in them across state lines through the US Postal Service. But it’s totally legal, thanks to Mitch McConnell. How did that happen, exactly?

Kentucky is one of 14 states without medical marijuana, but nearly a decade ago, Kentucky legislators did manage to legalize hemp. Back then, people called it “industrial hemp” because they thought they were legalizing it for fiber and grain. After it passed at the statehouse, Kentucky lawmakers lobbied Sen. McConnell to…

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