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Republican Congressman Eats Hemp On Live TV

Appearing on Fox Business Monday night, Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky ate hemp in protest against the Drug Enforcement Agency's seizing of 250 pounds of hemp seeds shipped to the University of Kentucky.

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"I'm gonna eat some hemp seeds right here in my hemp bar...this is rope not dope. It's food, it's oil.."

The state of Kentucky has legalized the growing of industrial hemp and has much lower levels of THC than marijuana.

Here's the full video of the interview:

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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