Kentucky’s First Step Towards Medical Marijuana Legalization

KY- A bill to make medical marijuana legal in Kentucky passed the state’s House of Representatives in a 65-30 vote on February 1st, 2020. All but two Democratic members of the House voted for, as did a the majority of Republican members present. The passage of HB 136 is a victory for medical patients suffering from several qualifying conditions as well as medical cannabis advocates in KY.

As it stands, the bill regulates and taxes medical marijuana sales, which would create great revenue for the state. Included in the bill is a ban on smoking medical marijuana, a provision allowing counties to opt out of the medical marijuana program, and a prohibition on public usage and homegrown plants.

Now the bill moves on to the Senate.

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