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Hemp seeds arrive in Frankfort for research

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKRC) -- A nearly 300 pound shipment of hemp seeds held by federal workers arrived in Frankfort Friday.

The seeds imported from Italy spurred a legal fight.

Kentucky's agriculture department sued the federal government after customs agents seized the shipment in Louisville earlier this month.

The seeds are expected to be planted in soil around the commonwealth in the coming days for research projects.

The government banned growing hemp because of its relation to marijuana, but the new federal farm bill allows research in states like Kentucky.

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