The coal industry once formed the backbone of West Virginia’s economy, but with a painful decline in coal production, King Coal’s reign is coming to an end. According to Newsweek, West Virginia has some of the highest poverty and unemployment rates in the nation. For the first time ever, CNBC ranked the Mountain State as the worst […]

Senator McConnell Visits the Ananda Hemp Farm

This morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held a press conference at our hemp facilities in Cynthiana. Senator McConnell was joined by Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture, Ryan Quarles to speak on their continued support for hemp production in Kentucky. Our CEO, Eric Wang led the press conference by saying a few words welcoming the Senator and […]

Mitch McConnell aims to remove hemp from list of controlled substances

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a full pardon for hemp. The Kentucky Republican on Monday previewed legislation seeking to free the plant from its ties to marijuana and let it take root as a legitimate crop. Hemp — marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin — would be removed from the controlled substances list under […]

Here’s Mitch McConnell’s New Hemp Legalization Bill

The most powerful Republican on Capitol Hill just filed a bill to radically change federal laws that currently make cannabis illegal for all purposes.   While new legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) would not legalize marijuana for recreational or medical use, it would remove non-psychoactive cannabis varieties known as hemp from the Controlled […]

Hemp is ‘the next big thing’ in pain management as growth and research expand in Kentucky

Kentucky is one of the nation’s top hemp producers. Here are some things you should know about it.Jeff Faughender/Louisville Courier Journal To some it seems taboo. But a nationally renowned pain doctor says a four-letter word can ease aches and anxiety without the risk of addiction: H-E-M-P. “It’s gonna be the next big thing,” said Dr. James Patrick Murphy, a former president […]