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GOP Rep. Actually Eats Hemp on FBN’s The Independents

Here’s something you don’t see every day: last night on Fox Business Network’s The Independents, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) actually ate hemp on-camera during a discussion about fighting to legalize hemp-growing in his state.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture sued the federal government over the state’s right to grow hemp, an effort that has drawn support from both Democrats and Republicans across the country.

Massie explained to the FBN show that despite Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner wanting to bring hemp to Kentucky and President Obama signing a law with a hemp amendment, the DEA confiscated hemp seeds and apparently want to know where the seeds will be stored. Kentucky is suing the federal government to get those seeds.

Massie then proceeded to eat a bar with hemp seeds on it, and said, “Ill be fine. I’m gonna be able to complete the segment. This is rope, not dope. It’s food, it’s oil.”

Watch the video below, via FBN:

[h/t Matt Welch]
[image via screengrab]

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