Kentucky House Committee Votes to Legalize Medical Cannabis
Kentucky’s House Health and Welfare Committee has voted to approve House Bill 350, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis.
Under the proposed law – which now heads towards a full House vote – the possession of up to 3 ounces of cannabis, and the private cultivation of up to 12 cannabis plants, would be legal for qualified patients. State-licensed “Compassion Centers” would be authorized to distribute cannabis.
“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,” says Representative Lou Marzian, the prime sponsor of the measure.
Yesterday Kentucky’s Senate Health and Welfare Committee approved a separate medical cannabis proposal – Senate Bill 124 – which would legalize research on cannabis oil.