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Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are introducing legislation that would allow the use of marijuana for a variety of medical conditions. 

Updated at 10:45 ET Wednesday

While votes are still being counted, some high-profile ballot initiatives already have returned clear results — including a slew of states opting in favor of medical or recreational marijuana, and several more raising the minimum wage.

You can see our full list of key ballot measures here, or check out a sample of the highlights:

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Paducah Police say a shots-fired call led to the arrest of a man on a repeat charge of trafficking in marijuana.  

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Medical marijuana sales reached more than $3.8 million last month at licensed dispensaries throughout Illinois.

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McCracken County Sheriff's Department has made five arrests connected to prostitution and illegal drug activity. According to a news release, detectives located individuals who had posted online 'escort' ads on backpage.com. Acting undercover, agents found several women who agreed to meet in the Paducah area to provide sexual acts for money. 

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On Wednesday, Kentucky legislators listened to a presentation about the benefits of medical cannabis from Don Stacy, a cancer doctor and medical liaison for pro-legalization group Alliance for Innovative Medicine.

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A judge has dismissed drug charges against a western Kentucky couple after ruling that evidence collected by state police was inadmissible. 

Aaron Payne | Ohio Valley ReSource

As the opioid epidemic continues to plague the Ohio Valley with addiction and death, the search for safer methods of pain management has become increasingly urgent. Aaron Payne of Ohio Valley Resource member station WOUB reports.

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Advocates have renewed their push to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, arguing in favor of a bill that would regulate the drug during a legislative hearing late last week.

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State Lawmakers on Friday will hear the “pros and cons” of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.

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