kentucky medical marijuana

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  As medical marijuana legislation inches closer toward approval in the Kentucky General Assembly, one group is urging lawmakers to consider the risk to public health. 

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  The Kentucky House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana in limited ways. This is the furthest an effort to legalize any form of marijuana has ever gone.

  Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne said a bill to legalize medical marijuana for some medical conditions could come up for a House vote as soon as next week.

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A bill that would legalize marijuana for medical use passed out of a Kentucky legislative committee on Wednesday.

Challenges Ahead For Medical Marijuana In Kentucky

Sep 23, 2019

Hundreds gathered in Lexington Monday, brought together by the Foundation For A Healthy Kentucky to discuss the challenges and possibilities of medical marijuana in Kentucky.


A new state Senate bill introduced Tuesday would legalize medical marijuana in the state. The bill would create a new system to license medical marijuana growers, dispensaries, health practitioners and create a governmental body to oversee the system.

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A second day of testimony on medical marijuana legislation took place in Frankfort Tuesday afternoon.  The legislation is on the agenda again for Wednesday’s legislative committee meeting.

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  A member of the Republican leadership team in the Kentucky Senate has introduced a bill aimed at legalizing marijuana.

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Psychology professor Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Tracy Ross on Sound Good to discuss the potential benefits and downfalls of marijuana use for medicinal purposes. 

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Twenty-three states currently allow certain patients to use marijuana for treatment, but Kentucky isn’t one of them.

Jaime Montalvo with Kentuckians for Medical Marijuana says attitudes have been slow to change, particularly in the law enforcement community.