Beshear to Make Medical Cannabis Announcement November 15
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Beshear to Make Medical Cannabis Announcement November 15

The governor is expected to provide an update on medical cannabis at 1 p.m. CT at the Kentucky State Capitol.

November 15, 2022

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is expected to provide an update on medical cannabis at 1 p.m. CT Nov. 15 at the Kentucky State Capitol.

Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Kerry Harvey, Public Protection Cabinet Secretary Ray Perry, addiction specialist Linda McClain, Ph.D., and veteran and advocate Jared Bonvell will join Beshear for the announcement, WPSD reported.

Medical cannabis is not legal in Kentucky but has received broad support from the public and Beshear.

In September, Beshear released feedback from the state’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee after the group traveled the state to gather Kentuckians’ views on medical cannabis legalization. The polling showed Kentuckians overwhelmingly support the issue, with 90% in favor, Cannabis Business Times reported.

Moreover, in March, the Kentucky House approved legislation to legalize medical cannabis by a 59-34 vote, but the measure stalled in the Senate for the third year.

Beshear also signed legislation in April to allow the University of Kentucky to have a cannabis research center.