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Kentucky Governor Signs Resolution Urging Feds to Legalize Hemp

A resolution urging the federal government to legalize hemp has been signed into law by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. Governor Bevin’s signing of Kentucky House Concurrent Resolution 35 comes less than two weeks after it was approved, unanimously (36 to 0), by the state’s Senate. In February it was passed by the House of Representatives in …

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Kentucky Legislature Passes Resolution Urging Federal Government to End Hemp Prohibition

A resolution urging the federal government to end its prohibition on industrial hemp has been passed by the full Kentucky Legislature. Kentucky House Concurrent Resolution 35 was given unanimous approval (36 to 0) Wednesday by the state’s Senate. The vote comes a little over a month after the House passed the resolution 93 to 2. Yesterday …

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Kentucky Senate Votes 93 to 2 to Urge Federal Government to End Hemp Prohibition

A Kentucky resolution that urges the U.S. Congress to legalize industrial hemp has been passed by an overwhelming vote in the state’s Senate. Kentucky House Concurrent Resolution 35 was approved yesterday through its third and final reading in the Senate by a vote of 93 to 2. The resolution states that the “General Assembly of …

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Kentucky Approves Over 12,000 Acres of Hemp for 2018

Kentucky officials have approved the cultivation of over 12,000 acres of hemp for 2018. In total the Kentucky Department of Agriculture approved 12,018 acres of industrial hemp for the year. The hemp will be used for research purposes. The over 12,000 acres will be grown by 225 approved farmers. The number is up from the …

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Kentucky Marijuana Possession Laws

Kentucky Marijuana Possession Laws:   Up to 8 ounces: Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 45 days in jail and/or a maximum fine of $250.   Anything above 8 ounces is considered for distribution purposes. Below is Kentucky’s distribution laws:   Less than 8 oz (first offense) Misdemeanor Incarceration: 1 year Fine: $500 Less than 8 …

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Kentucky Nurses Association Endorses Legalizing Medical Cannabis

The Kentucky Nurses Association has officially endorsed the legalization of medical cannabis, calling it an issue of patients’ rights. “I hope that folks are going to see that when registered nurses say this is an important access to care issue, that folks are going to look at it as the medical and patient care issue …

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Bill to Legalize Cannabis Filed in Kentucky Senate

Legislation to legalize the recreational use of cannabis for those 21 and older has been prefiled for the upcoming legislative session (beginning January) in Kentucky. The Cannabis Freedom Act (Senate Bill 44), filed by Senator Perry B. Clark, would allow those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of cannabis and cultivate up …

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Incoming Kentucky Governor Supports Medical Cannabis

Republican Matt Bevin, who’s Kentucky’s governor-elect after beating Democrat Jack Conway by a comfortable nine-point margin, is in complete support of legalizing medical cannabis, including establishing a system that allows patients safe access to the medicine. During a debate on October 25, Bevin said that there is ‘unequivocal medical evidence’ that cannabis has medical value, …

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Kentucky House Speaker Will Soon File Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo has announced that he will file a bill in the upcoming legislative session aimed at legalizing medical cannabis. “I think it’s going to get some play this session; I don’t know how much,” says Stumbo, noting that although Kentucky lawmakers have been hesitant of legalizing medical cannabis in past sessions, …

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31 States Have Legalized Some Form of Cannabis

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The wave of reform that’s swept across the U.S. this year has been swift, with lawmakers and citizens across the nation standing up for a change in the longstanding, propaganda-laden prohibition on cannabis. This year alone an initiative to legalize cannabis has qualified for the ballot in Alaska, signatures have been submitted for a similar …

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