medical marijuana

12:18 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Kentucky Baptists Take Credit for Failure of Medical Marijuana Bills

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The Kentucky Baptist Convention is taking credit for the failure of medical marijuana bills in this year’s General Assembly and is already gearing up to fight similar legislation next year.

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5:14 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill Probably Won't Pass This Year

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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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4:01 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Leaders of Both Houses of Kentucky Legislature Remain Confident About Heroin Bill


Leaders of both houses of the Kentucky general assembly remain committed to passage of legislation to address heroin problems. 

House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers appeared Thursday on WEKU's Eastern Standard program. Both men are confident that a heroin bill will be passed this session.

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10:58 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Cairo Reaches Agreement With Medical Marijuana Grower

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 11:51 am

Cairo may become the home of one of Illinois’ 22 medical marijuana grow operations.

Area 51 Growers, based in New Athens, Ill. and Sikeston, Mo., has reached an agreement with the city to install a $4 million medical marijuana cultivation facility on 10 acres of municipally-owned land.

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4:41 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Lawmakers Consider Medical Marijuana as Treatment for PTSD

Jimmy Higdon

A Kentucky legislative committee heard testimony this week from veterans who say marijuana helps them treat symptoms of their post-traumatic stress disorder. Veterans say medical marijuana would alleviate PTSD symptoms better than pharmaceutical drugs.

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5:59 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Lawmakers Say Medical Marijuana in Kentucky An Inevitability

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Wednesday, Kentucky lawmakers once again considered legislation that would make marijuana legal for medicinal use.

The legislature’s Interim Joint Committee on Health & Welfare heard pleas from a nurse practitioner and people with disabilities who say that the drug, which is currently available for medicinal use in 22 states, would alleviate symptoms of pain.

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6:17 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session

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By law, the only piece of legislation that the 2014  Kentucky General Assembly had to pass was a two-year state budget. All else, as Will Rogers put it, is applesauce.

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8:05 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Paducah Family Hopes For Medicinal Marijuana Law Passage

Johnie, Sara and Lola Collier
Credit Lance Dennee

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 Marzian (D-Louisville) would:

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2:58 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Medical Marijuana Bill Heads to Kentucky House

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FRANKFORT—The movement to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky made another leap forward on Thursday.

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1:59 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Evidence On Marijuana's Health Effects Is Hazy At Best

C. Nash smokes after possession of marijuana became legal in Washington state on Dec. 6, 2012.
Ted S. Warren AP

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 8:23 am

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.

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