Kentucky House Approves Medical MJ Legalization Bill

Kentucky House Approves Medical MJ Legalization Bill

The Kentucky House of Representatives approved a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state on Thursday.

Following a successful vote in the Judiciary Committee last week, the full chamber passed the legislation in a 65-30 vote. It now heads to the Senate.

If enacted into law, patients suffering from qualifying medical conditions and who have a doctors’ recommendations will be able to obtain cannabis from licensed dispensaries. The bill would establish a regulatory body to develop rules for the program and determine which medical conditions qualify individuals for marijuana.

Smoking cannabis would be prohibited under the measure, and it would be up to regulators to decide whether to allow cannabis edibles. At least 25 dispensaries would have to be permitted under the proposal.

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Published at Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:39:13 +0000