Time For New Look At Marijuana

KENTUCKY:  The Kentucky General Assembly made history last week. For the first time ever a bill to legalize marijuana for medical use advanced when, on a nine to five vote, HB 350 cleared the House Health and Welfare Committee. Also last week, the Senate Health and Welfare Committee approved SB 124 with only one no Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Kentucky House Panel

"It was so rewarding to be able to offer the folks who are suffering from so many different medical conditions a little bit of hope," said the Louisville Democrat.

KENTUCKY:  A measure to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky passed a House committee Thursday, but whether the issue will come up for a vote in front of the full House was unclear. Known as the Cannabis Compassion Act, the perennial bill is sponsored this year by Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, who called the historic passage Read the full article…

Kentucky Senate Panel OKs Trial Use Of Cannabis Oil

The bill was approved by the KY Senate Health and Welfare Committee, and now goes to the full Senate.

KENTUCKY: A bill to allow trial use of cannabis oil for severe childhood seizures gained momentum Wednesday, clearing a Kentucky Senate panel that heard pleas from parents wanting the treatment for their children. Rita Wooton held up a photo of her 4-year-old son Eli, who has suffered from uncontrollable seizures since birth. Doctors have prescribed more Read the full article…

Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced

The Cannabis Compassion Act, or HB 350, was introduced by long-time lawmaker and registered nurse Rep. Mary Lou Marzian (D-Louisville).

It is very similar to SB 43, which was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Perry Clark (D-Louisville) earlier this year.

KENTUCKY:  Legislation would allow people with debilitating medical conditions to access and use medical marijuana without fear of arrest. A bill that would allow seriously ill Kentuckians to use medical marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation was introduced in the House of Representatives last week. The Cannabis Compassion Act, or HB 350, was introduced by long-time Read the full article…

Kentucky Asks Whether DEA Will Oppose Hemp

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer.

KENTUCKY: Three of Kentucky’s members of Congress and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer sent a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration asking whether the federal agency would oppose Kentucky’s plans to begin growing hemp. The letter, dated Nov. 25, relies on a Department of Justice policy change issued Aug. 29 that says the federal agency will Read the full article…

Hemp Supporters Rally In Washington, Conway Wants Discussion With Ag Commissioner

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Hemp supporters will rally in Washington D.C. today. Members of Vote Hemp and other groups are descending on the nation’s capital for Hemp Lobby Day to convince Congress to lift a federal ban on the plant for industrial use. Earlier this year Kentucky lawmakers approved the research and cultivation of hemp, but Read the full article…

Kentucky Hemp Farmers Chance Federal Prosecution

“I think it’s irresponsible for anyone to take the Department of Justice’s guidance, their guidance to prosecutors in states that have legalized marijuana, and to take that and contort it that suddenly industrial hemp is now legal in Kentucky,” Conway said. “That’s not the state of the law.”

KENTUCKY: Farmers who plant industrial hemp in Kentucky soil risk prosecution regardless of a U.S. Department of Justice memo on federal marijuana enforcement issued earlier this year, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway said Wednesday.

Kentucky To Move Forward With Hemp Regulations

Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole has made clear that properly regulated industrial hemp programs would not be prosecuted by the federal government.

KENTUCKY: The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission voted to move forward with writing regulations for a hemp farming permit program Thursday, as Attorney General Jack Conway considers the impact of a U.S. Department of Justice memo on recreational marijuana.

Comer to push for Kentucky to issue hemp licenses by year's end

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

KENTUCKY: Based on the U.S. Justice Department’s reversal on recreational marijuana, state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer plans to push for Kentucky to begin issuing licenses for hemp cultivation by the end of the year.

Sensible plan for Kentucky on medical pot

Kentucky State Senator Perry Clark is a leading proponent for legalizing cannabis.

KENTUCKY: As the national attitude towards marijuana consumption has shifted dramatically — nearly 20 states and the District of Columbia now permit medical marijuana — State Sen. Perry Clark, D-Louisville, has sponsored sensible legislation that would legalize small amounts of marijuana for patients with a prescription.