According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a hemp face mask is a sure way to beat the ACOVID 19 that has ravaged the world. The lawmaker said this while touring an Ecofibre hemp factory in Georgia.
Ecofibre is one of the largest hemp companies in the US. It was opened as a production and testing facility in Georgetown on the 6th of July this year.
The company is now producing hemp face masks and is an example of how businesses are getting innovative in Kentucky despite the pandemic. Hemp face masks represent a viable commodity that is bolstering the economy.
Since the crop’s federal legalization under the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp has had a great history in Kentucky, according to the majority leader. He promoted hemp made pens in 2018 by symbolically signing his name on the bill.
However, McConnell remains a marijuana skeptic. He goaded House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi over language in the House when discussing the coronavirus relief plan that sought to give the cannabis industry access to regular banking services. He said that the House speaker was still agitating for strange new interest carve-outs for the marijuana industry, claiming they are COVID-related.
As coronavirus remains a threat to the entire world, massive doses of COVID-19 vaccine are needed. Face masks and social distancing are significant weapons slowing the pandemic. The marijuana and hemp industries in Colorado are helping fight against the coronavirus pandemic by donating protective equipment and developing cotton swabs for medical tests.
The majority leader also reiterated that there was no stigma in wearing face masks. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention encourages face-covering in public since it was effective and would reduce exposure.