Kentucky’s House of Representatives gave unanimous approval this week to a measure legalizing cannabis oil for medical purposes, which has already passed the full Senate, also unanimously. The proposal now heads to the state’s governor, who is expected to quickly sign it into law.
Under Senate Bill 124, universities in the state with a school of medicine would be authorized to produce and distribute low-THC cannabis oil to qualified patients who receive a recommendation from one of the university’s physicians; the university could then research safety and efficiency of the oil. The measure would also allow anyone enrolled in an FDA trial (two such trials were approved by the FDA last year) to be legally treated with cannabis oil.
Late last month a Kentucky House committee approved a separate medical cannabis proposal which would legalize the possession of up to 3 ounces of cannabis and the private cultivation of up to 12 plants, in addition to state-licensed dispensaries.