marijuana

High Hopes For Hemp

Jun 27, 2016
Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

Farmers throughout the Ohio Valley want to revive a crop that was once a staple in the region: hemp. After a ban that lasted more than half a century, the 2014 Farm Bill allowed states to grow hemp in research programs. Growers and processors in Kentucky are aggressively putting that research program to work in hopes of winning a share of the booming market for hemp products. 

Calloway County Sheriff

Authorities say a Hazel, Ky man has been arrested for suspected marijuana trafficking in Calloway County. 

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Legislation to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois is on its way to Governor Bruce Rauner's desk. 

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The Illinois medical marijuana industry saw $2.2 million in retail sales during April, the largest one-month figure yet. 

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Retail sales of medical marijuana in Illinois increased by roughly 30% in March compared to the previous month.

Graves County Jail

The charges against a former TV meteorologist accused of growing marijuana will be sent to a grand jury for possible indictment.

Murray Man Charged in Marijuana Bust

Feb 29, 2016
Murray Police Department

A Murray man is behind bars after police say they found 153 marijuana plants inside his home.

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A Murray teenager has been arrested after an alleged attempt to sell marijuana on social media.

Murray City Police took in 18-year-old Roger Jones II yesterday, after an undercover officer responded to his ad in person.

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Teams from Kentucky State Police and the National Guard have spent the summer trying to rid the state of an illegal crop.  

Trooper Corey King says teams fly over the commonwealth each summer looking for marijuana. 

"We're looking for those cultivating marijuana small-scale like out in the gardens to the large scale in the quantities of thousands that's out either in a rural spots or out in the cornfields," said King.

O'Dea, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0

The medical marijuana bill has likely died in the Kentucky House. On Thursday, the bill was discussed in the Health and Welfare committee but wasn’t given a vote. After the committee hearing, House Speaker Stumbo, the bill’s sponsor, said the legislation wouldn’t pass during this General Assembly session.

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