Legal cannabis must be option for pain sufferers, panelists say

He didn’t like the black market, so he cultivated at his home. He was arrested and received five years of probation.HENDERSON - Advocates for medicinal marijuana said Tuesday the time is now to push for statewide legalization.They said research is clear that cannabis helps those suffering from a variety of painful conditions, yet, the word …

Proposal for legal medical marijuana held hostage by Kentucky House GOP leadership

Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal Published 3:20 p.m. ET March 20, 2018 Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says legislation that would legalize medical marijuana is being held hostage by the state House of Representatives’ Republican leadership.House Bill 166, which is sponsored by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, would let qualifying patients diagnosed with …

March 7, 2018 Today In Frankfort; Praying for HB 166 !

As I sat here patiently waiting for the Kentucky Legislature to take a vote on HB 166, I was thinking of a way to say,“Thank-You” to ALL of the people who took a stand this year in Kentucky!Jaime Montalvo   Justin Lewandoski   Eric Michelle Crawford   Pat Dunegan   Jennifer Dunegan   Dan Seum   Sally Oh   Dan Malano Seum   …

Will Kentucky Finally Have Legal Marijuana? Meetings Planned

    Marijuana investors can get their checkbooks ready because Kentucky has planned meetings with the intentions of legalizing marijuana. While the rumor that Kentucky will be legalizing marijuana has been circulating for a while, the bill is being considered again, and an attempt to get a hearings scheduled appears to be serious. In early …

Lawmakers discuss pros and cons of medical marijuana

      FRANKFORT – A state legislative committee met today to discuss liberalizing marijuana laws for medical purposes. “We have been literally overwhelmed with correspondence and people wanting to testify before this committee today,” said Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, who chaired the meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations. He said …

"Cannabis is medicine," Clark said.

  Even though the next session of the Kentucky legislature is months away, debate on whether to legalize medical marijuana is already underway. Legislators heard Friday from the law enforcement community and physicians. State Sen. Perry Clark, whose proposal last year never got out of committee, has promised to keep introducing medical marijuana legislation until …

Kentucky Nurses Association endorses medical marijuana

By Lawrence Smith FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- The push to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky has picked up a major supporter. The Kentucky Nurses Association has come out in support of the idea, calling it an issue of patients’ rights. Twenty-two years ago, a car wreck injured Eric Crawford's spinal cord, leaving him partially paralyzed. …

Pot forces come out in NKY

NKY groups for and against legal marijuana get their word out early. (Photo: The Enquirer/Amanda Rossmann) Talk about legalizing marijuana didn't stop at Ohio's southern border. Just weeks after voters rejected the issue that would have made marijuana legal in Ohio, Northern Kentuckians for and against the idea for the commonwealth are voicing their opinions …

"Pot Heard Around the World"

FRANKFORT - Hoping to end the prohibition against hemp and cannabis, a group traveling the United States will rally today at the Capitol as part of their "Pot Heard Around the World" campaign. A nationwide campaign to raise awareness and educate Americans about the numerous uses for hemp and cannabis, the "End Of Prohibition Capitol …

Jaime Montalvo–Guest Editorial WDRB, Louisville, Ky.

Guest POV | Medical Marijuana Posted: Jan 28, 2015 9:33 AM CST Updated: Jan 28, 2015 3:55 PM CST WDRB Guest Editorial By Jaime Montalvo I have Multiple Sclerosis. I've been fighting this disease for eight years. I have muscle spasms, tremor uncontrollably, and I'm scared. Cannabis relieves these symptoms. In Kentucky, thousands of Veterans …