Kentucky Democrat Adam Edelen Calls for Decriminalizing Recreational Marijuana
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Kentucky Democrat Adam Edelen Calls for Decriminalizing Recreational Marijuana

The gubernatorial hopeful is offering a plan to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

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April 9, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Democrat Adam Edelen is offering a plan to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

The gubernatorial hopeful's plan stops short of fully legalizing marijuana. The former state auditor has scheduled media events in Louisville and Lexington on Monday to announce details of his plan.

His campaign says the goal is to reduce taxpayer-backed incarceration costs by keeping people out of jail for marijuana possession.

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