6:26am

Tue August 28, 2012
State Capitol

Medical Marijuana Bill Filed

Kentucky lawmakers will consider a medical marijuana bill in 2013.  The legislation has been pre-filed by Louisville Senator Perry Clark.  It would allow patients with a doctor’s recommendation to use medical marijuana to treat multiple sclerosis, HIV-AIDS, cancer, and other serious medical conditions.  The measure also establishes a network of state regulated dispensaries where patients could purchase medical marijuana.

  Senator Clark says the bill is ‘not about legalizing marijuana.  It’s about getting government out of healthcare and putting science in.’  The veteran lawmaker admits finding support in the legislature will take time.  Clark contends national polling shows close to 70 percent of voters support medical marijuana laws.