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Confiscated hemp seeds turned over to Kentucky Ag Dept. for planting

FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - An impounded shipment of hemp seeds landed in the hands of Kentucky Agriculture Department on Friday.

The 250-pound seed shipment from Italy spurred a legal fight after it was stopped by U.S. customs officials in Louisville earlier in May.

The seeds will be divided into batches for spring planting as part of research projects throughout the state. Six universities are helping with the research.

The seeds were sprung from confinement after federal drug officials approved a permit, ending the standoff.

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