Kentucky Lawmakers Push Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill

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Kentucky Lawmakers Push Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill(Sean Pavone/iStock)FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers have introduced a bill to legalize medical marijuana, including a Republican state senator who said he “smoked a joint” when he was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago. Related Articles Law Enforcement Slams Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill at Capitol Hearing Kentucky Lawmakers Review Medical Marijuana Bill Study Finds Most Cancer Patients Want MMJ Info, But Few Get It Close Sign Up for More Leafly News Thank you for subscribing! House bill 136 would allow for doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients for medical purposes under heavy regulation from the state and medical licensing board. Republican state Sen. The bill would also let low-income people grow marijuana at home.

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Kentucky Lawmakers Push Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers have introduced a bill to legalize medical marijuana, including a Republican state senator who said he “smoked a joint” when he was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago.

Republican state Sen. Dan Seum said he was given a bottle of OxyContin seven years ago when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He said he threw the bottle away when he got home and smoked marijuana. He said the effects helped him not to miss a day of the legislative session that year.

House bill 136 would allow for doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients for medical purposes under heavy regulation from the state and medical licensing board. The bill would also let low-income people grow marijuana at home. Local law enforcement would be notified.

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