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 “a miracle.”

“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.

The bill’s only opposition in committee came from Rep. Robert Benvenuti, R-Lexington, who expressed concerns about the danger of “unleashing a Schedule 1 drug on our communities” and that not enough is known about the drug to support Kentucky research on it.

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