U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came to Frankfort Monday to announce a major push to legalize hemp, hoping to boost Kentucky's economy.

The bill would remove hemp — sometimes called marijuana's kissing cousin — from the federal list of controlled substances, clearing up confusion about whether its products are or aren't legal.

McConnell joined Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, who oversees the state's hemp program, for Monday's media briefing detailing the Hemp Farming Act of 2018.

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Beth Warren ~ Louisville Courier Journal via USAToday.com