First Annual Hemp Festival in Winchester – ABC 36 News – WTVQ

First Annual Hemp Festival in Winchester - ABC 36 News - WTVQ

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – The hemp industry is finding its way back into society and the people behind those efforts are offering to share all that comes with it.

Savannah Radmacher works for Laura’s Mercantile Mt. Folly’s Farm which provides organically grown hemp products.

She said the owner Laura Freeman was in a bad horse-riding accident back in 2008 that led her to CBD and to owning her farm today.

“Most people’s fears is you know is this marijuana and just setting the baseline of you know this will not get you high. The federal regulation is 0.3 percent THC and all of our products are below that and just sort of guaranteeing that this product is going to be gentle, an atonic cure for what ails you,” Radmacher said.

Hemp companies are regulated and following several procedures before selling products to the public.

Whitney Jones is the owner of Bluegrass Hemp Labs in Winchester.

She is currently in the process of receiving her certification to test products and make sure they are safe in the area.

Although her business is not open just yet, she said it is important to check these products before selling them.

“Every batch that comes out that anyone makes has to be third party tested. we’re just wanting to help the city out, the state of Kentucky out and the farmers mainly. I want every farmer to be able to keep his land and to make money from it, to profit from it,” Jones said.

There are all kinds of vendors and products at the festival such as clothing, food, lotions and a variety of herbal medicines.

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