medical marijuana

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.

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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.