medical marijuana http://wkms.org en Paducah Family Hopes For Medicinal Marijuana Law Passage http://wkms.org/post/paducah-family-hopes-medicinal-marijuana-law-passage <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Paducah family is hoping that a bill legalizing medicinal marijuana use will become law and keep them from leaving the state. House Bill 350, sponsored by Representative Mary Lou </span>Marzian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (D-Louisville) would:</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Lance Dennee 39029 at http://wkms.org Paducah Family Hopes For Medicinal Marijuana Law Passage Medical Marijuana Bill Heads to Kentucky House http://wkms.org/post/medical-marijuana-bill-heads-kentucky-house <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">FRANKFORT—The movement to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky made another leap forward&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_962086836" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">on Thursday</span></span>.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:58:28 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39028 at http://wkms.org Medical Marijuana Bill Heads to Kentucky House Evidence On Marijuana's Health Effects Is Hazy At Best http://wkms.org/post/evidence-marijuanas-health-effects-hazy-best Colorado opened its first pot stores in January, and adults in Washington state will be able to walk into a store and buy marijuana this summer. But this legalization of recreational marijuana is taking place without much information on the possible health effects.<p>"We should have been doing a lot more research to find out just how useful it is, how it affects the brain, et cetera, et cetera," according to <a href="http://asp.cumc.columbia.edu/facdb/profile_list.asp?uni=hdk3&DepAffil=Psychiatry">Dr. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:59:37 +0000 Richard Knox 39025 at http://wkms.org Evidence On Marijuana's Health Effects Is Hazy At Best Illinois Unveils Medical Marijuana Rules http://wkms.org/post/illinois-unveils-medical-marijuana-rules <p>A new Illinois law legalized medical marijuana on January 1<sup>st</sup>, but until regulations are final, patients still can’t use cannabis without risking arrest.&nbsp;</p><p>One state agency is giving patients a first look at its proposed rules. It’s an initial step toward sorting out how medical use of marijuana will work in the state. The Illinois Department of Public Health plans to post 48 pages of draft rules Tuesday.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:50:03 +0000 The Associated Press & Rob Canning 38187 at http://wkms.org Illinois Unveils Medical Marijuana Rules What to Expect from the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly http://wkms.org/post/what-expect-2014-kentucky-general-assembly <p>As temperatures in Kentucky slowly climb out of the polar abyss, so too will state lawmakers emerge from their districts and trek to Frankfort for the opening day of the 2014 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly.</p><p>The session starts Tuesday. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:00:10 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37858 at http://wkms.org What to Expect from the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo Leaning Towards Medical Marijuana Legalization http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-house-speaker-greg-stumbo-leaning-towards-medical-marijuana-legalization <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A leading Kentucky politician is weighing the idea of legalizing medical marijuana in the state.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House Speaker Greg </span>Stumbo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said today he's leaning toward supporting the use of medicinal marijuana and that the topic is worth debating.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislation to legalize medical marijuana has been introduced in the General Assembly in the past but has never received the support needed to pass.</span></p><p>Stumbo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> raised the issue after Attorney General Jack Conway sent an advisory letter to Governor Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and other state leaders to clarify current law related to marijuana’s cousin, hemp.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:42:15 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 35186 at http://wkms.org Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo Leaning Towards Medical Marijuana Legalization Kentucky Law Enforcement Reacts To Illinois Marijuana Law http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-law-enforcement-reacts-illinois-marijuana-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois' legalization of medicinal marijuana takes effect January&nbsp;</span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and sets up a 4-year pilot program for state-run dispensaries and cultivation centers.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While Illinois is predicted to enact some of the strictest regulations in the nation, law enforcement officials and prosecutors from neighboring states worry about transport of the drug over state lines.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:26:06 +0000 Rob Canning 33712 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Law Enforcement Reacts To Illinois Marijuana Law Poll Shows Major Support for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/poll-shows-major-support-medical-marijuana-kentucky <p></p><p>A new poll shows 78 percent of Kentuckians support the legalization of medical marijuana, while others would be fine with widespread legalization.</p><p>The Kentucky Health Issues Poll has conducted polling on a wide array of issues for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky over the past few months, from a statewide smoking ban to health insurance coverage.</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 17:06:51 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31624 at http://wkms.org Poll Shows Major Support for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky Opponents Call Illinois Medical Marijuana Bill Dangerous http://wkms.org/post/opponents-call-illinois-medical-marijuana-bill-dangerous <p></p><p>A group opposing legalized medical marijuana in Illinois says there are dangers in allowing patients access to the drug.</p><p>The American Society for Addiction Medicine and a former Drug Enforcement Administration official are among those who say there are FDA-approved options patients can take instead. They also claim patients could end up with a surplus, which could find its way into the wrong hands. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:35:28 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 30999 at http://wkms.org Opponents Call Illinois Medical Marijuana Bill Dangerous Illinois House Approves Use of Medical Marijuana http://wkms.org/post/illinois-house-approves-use-medical-marijuana <p></p><p>The Illinois House has approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes.</p><p>Lawmakers voted 61-57 Wednesday to allow physicians to prescribe marijuana to patients with specific terminal illnesses or debilitating medical conditions. The legislation goes to the state Senate, where a similar version was approved in 2009. Senate President John Cullerton's spokeswoman says he supports the legislation. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:33:58 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30724 at http://wkms.org Illinois House Approves Use of Medical Marijuana