Kentucky Legislators Introduce Bill for Medical Cannabis Legalization

Kentucky Legislators Introduce Bill for Medical Cannabis Legalization

House Bill 166 was introduced in mid-January.

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January 12, 2018
The Ledger Independent
Legislation and regulation State by State: Kentucky

FRANKFORT -- A medical cannabis bill acquired support and has officially been submitted to the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

State Rep. John Sims is the primary bill sponsor with State Rep. Alan Gentry as a cosponsor. Sims said that he stands behind the bill because of research and studies that show medical marijuana use as effective in certain situations.

“There are studies showing it helps without forcing someone to take pills every day,” said Sims. “This bill would allow for physicians to prescribe it to patients as an option.”

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