The comeback of industrial hemp in Kentucky has gained ground. The State Senate cleared a bill to regulate the crop, if the current federal ban is lifted. The crop has been banned since the federal government classified it as a controlled substance related to marijuana. Supporters say it can help farmers and create jobs turning its seeds and fiber into products. Kentucky Senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell also introduced a bill to the Senate in Washington today to remove the federal ban on industrial hemp.