For one so supportive of a hemp industry in his state of Kentucky where we imagine a good percentage of hemp farmers will be getting their hemp processed into oils that will end up as 0% CBD oils sold as “medical” / “wellness” products into the US market illustrates, we’d suggest, McConnell’s use of hemp as a pure re-election tool for his Senatorial seat rather than any particular support for the hemp sector.
Marijuana Moment reports…..
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took a shot at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday, criticizing recent comments she made defending marijuana provisions that were included in her chamber’s latest coronavirus relief legislation.
The majority leader, who has consistently railed against the inclusion of cannabis banking protections in the House COVID-19 bill, said on the Senate floor that Pelosi is “still agitating for strange, new special interest carve-outs for the marijuana industry and even claiming they are COVID-related.”
“She said that, with respect to this virus, marijuana is ‘a therapy that has proven successful.’ You can’t make this up,” he said.
“I hope she shares her breakthrough with Dr. Fauci,” McConnell wryly added, referring to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, who has been helping to lead the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
This from the man who as far as we are aware hasn’t whispered a word about Trump’s ongoing support for hydroxychloroquine and other bizarre treatments.