medical marijuana

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.

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Three Kentuckians have filed suit to overturn the state’s ban on medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana could be on the docket during this year’s legislative session. House Speaker Greg Stumbo announced his intent to file a bill Tuesday that would permit the smoking of marijuana for medicinal purposes.