Kentucky Senate President Says Medical Cannabis Legalization Has ‘Narrow Path Forward’ This Year
Alexey Stiop | Adobe Stock

Kentucky Senate President Says Medical Cannabis Legalization Has ‘Narrow Path Forward’ This Year

Senate President Robert Stivers has blocked medical cannabis proposals in the past but has gone on the record saying that this year could be different.

Subscribe
January 30, 2020

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers has historically blocked proposals to legalize medical cannabis in the state, but this year, Stivers said there is “narrow path forward” to make it available for certain conditions, according to a Local 12 report.

Kentucky lawmakers have introduced two bills this year, H.B. 136 and S.B. 107, to again attempt to legalize medical cannabis in the state.

If the legislation can ultimately gain approval in the legislature and earn the governor’s signature, the state will launch its medical cannabis program Jan. 1, 2020, Local 12 reported.

Adult-use legalization is also on the table in this year’s legislative session; Kentucky Rep. Cluster Howard pre-filed a legalization bill in December with plans to use the tax revenue to fund the state’s retirement system.