medical marijuana

Josh James / WUKY

Medical marijuana advocates are cheering a historic Kentucky House vote to allow patients to obtain legal cannabis in the state. The bill won support from more than two-thirds of the Republican-led chamber.

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Medical marijuana is getting a serious look in the Kentucky legislature.

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A bill legalizing medical cannabis has emerged from a Kentucky House committee and appears better positioned to reach a coveted vote on the chamber floor than its predecessor. Yet the obstacles to the governor's desk are still plentiful.

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Public support for the legalization of marijuana is growing in the commonwealth. That's according to a new survey by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Despite bipartisan backing, medical marijuana legislation has yet to gain a solid foothold in the Kentucky General Assembly.

Josh James / WUKY

A bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers say the tide is turning on medical marijuana in Frankfort, but skeptical undercurrents run deep in the Senate.

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A medical marijuana bill won its first hearing during the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly.

Kentucky Office of Secretary of State

Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky touted its potential on Thursday as a viable alternative to ease the state's addiction woes from opioid painkillers.  Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes joined other advocates at a state Capitol event to promote a medical marijuana legalization bill introduced this week in the state House.

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Kentucky’s secretary of state is getting behind medical marijuana – by convening a task force to study the issue and propose a framework for implementation in the commonwealth.

Associated Press

A Kentucky judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's ban on marijuana for medical purposes.  Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate recognized in a ruling Wednesday that marijuana has the potential for medicinal use. But he said the three people who filed the lawsuit do not have a constitutional right to violate a controlled-substance law.