Kentucky Medical Marijuana News

Kentucky: Cannabis Supporters Push For Medical Marijuana

Richmond Register

July 18th, 2014
FRANKFORT — Some sympathetic lawmakers warned proponents of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky that their rhetoric sometimes isn’t helpful during a legislative committee meeting Wednesday.

Kentucky: Cannabis Supporters Push For Medical Marijuana

San Francisco Chronicle

June 18th, 2014
As Kentucky embraces marijuana's less potent cousin, hemp, cannabis supporters hope to use that momentum to push lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana.

Kentucky: State Officials Receive 286 Pounds Of Hemp Seeds For Planting

NORML News

May 29th, 2014
Frankfort, KY: State officials received 286 pounds of hemp seeds late last week after federal anti-drug officials signed off on plans enabling the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to cultivate the crop as part of a series of statewide research projects.

Kentucky: Restrictive Medical Marijuana Laws - A Smokescreen Or Step Forward?

Mint Press News

May 27th, 2014
What qualifies a state for recognition as one that has legalized medical marijuana? It’s a question that has surfaced in recent months, as some states have passed restrictive medical marijuana bills that specifically outline how patients can consume their medicine, as well as which forms of medical marijuana will be available to patients in that state and which ones will not.

Kentucky: Kentucky Hemp Seeds Arrive

The Courier-Journal

May 23rd, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Thirteen bags of hemp seed varieties arrived around noon at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture offices — marking the first legal Kentucky shipment in decades.

Kentucky: Feds Release Hemp Seeds To Kentucky Officials

WKYT News

May 23rd, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A nearly 300-pound shipment of hemp seeds detained by federal officials for two weeks has been delivered to Kentucky's Agriculture Department. The seeds that spurred a legal fight are expected to be planted in Kentucky soil in the coming days for research projects.

Kentucky: Cannabis News Roundup - 05.16.14

KALW News

May 16th, 2014
Legislation progresses from coast to coast… San Jose dispensaries conflicted over taxes… Microsoft loses tech award to cannabis site… Alzheimer’s reduced by THC & CBD… “Classically Cannabis” concerts canceled... and more.

Kentucky: Ag Department Hopeful Seeds Will Be Released

The Courier-Journal

May 16th, 2014
The Kentucky Agriculture Department agreed Friday to apply for a federal permit to obtain industrial hemp seeds being detained by the federal government. With the permit, the seeds would be released and universities planning to conduct pilot projects under the new federal farm bill could proceed on their own land.

Kentucky: The Fight Behind The New Kentucky Hemp Farm

Cannabis Now Magazine

May 16th, 2014
In news that has swung wildly by day, the state of Kentucky is suing the DEA demanding that they release 250 pounds of imported Italian hemp seed that the agency has seized before it could be planted. In the latest news, Kentucky Senator and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who worked to pass an amendment to the U.S. Farm Bill allowing hemp research in states that have legalized the crop, has called for the DEA to release the seed.

Kentucky: Kentucky Sues DEA To Free Its Impounded Hemp Seeds

Huffington Post

May 14th, 2014
Kentucky on Wednesday sued the federal government for return of agricultural hemp seeds seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration after the agency told state officials they would have to apply for a permit to get them back.

Kentucky: Comer Says DEA Will Issue Import Permit, Release Hemp Seeds

Lexington Hearald-Leader

May 13th, 2014
After a day of back-and-forth wrangling with Washington, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will get its hemp seeds.

Kentucky: Advocates Launch Votemedicalmarijuana.Org To Track Voting Records For Individual Members Of Congress

Washington, D.C. -- The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) relaunched its VoteMedicalMarijuana.org website today, an interactive online tool that provides voting statistics and a report card for each Members of Congress. For example, the site provides details on yesterday's vote to allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to recommend medical marijuana for their patients. Although the amendment didn't pass, it received more "yes" votes from Congress than any other ...

Kentucky: Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Kentucky House Panel

The Mdoesto Bee

February 27th, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. — A measure to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky passed a House committee Thursday, but whether the issue will come up for a vote in front of the full House was unclear.

Kentucky: Medical Marijuana Bill Clears House Panel

The Richmond Register

February 27th, 2014
FRANKFORT — Stephanie Shown knows it was a small victory in a war she and others calling for legalization of medical marijuana are likely to lose this year. - See more at: http://www.richmondregister.com/localnews/x2118247174/Medical-marijuana-bill-clears-House-panel#sthash.1YgDcbBp.dpuf

Kentucky: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

February 26th, 2014
The Epilepsy Foundation comes out in support of medical marijuana, the feds delay a PTSD study, CBD bills are popping up, and a battle over local dispensary bans looms in Oregon, and more. Let's get to it:

Kentucky: Senate Panel OKs Trial Use Of Cannabis Oil

The Richmond Register

February 26th, 2014
FRANKFORT — Rita Wooten and her husband Ricky face an excruciating choice: watch their 4-year-old son suffer from repeated seizures — or violate the law in order to help him.

Kentucky: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

January 15th, 2014
Action is really picking up as state legislatures get back into session. Meanwhile, the long battle over regulating medical marijuana in California continues. Let's get to it:

Kentucky: State Legislators Talk About Infrastructure, Proposed Legislation At Luncheon

Richmond Register

October 18th, 2013
RICHMOND — Three state legislators representing Madison County discussed a variety of topics that affect the area Friday at a joint Berea/Richmond chambers of commerce luncheon.

Kentucky: Medical Marijuana Activists Rally At State Capitol

The Advocate Messenger

August 22nd, 2013

FRANKFORT — People from across the country rallied Wednesday at the Kentucky Capitol hoping to ultimately influence state lawmakers to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Members of the House and Senate Committee on Health and Welfare listened to passionate testimony along with occasional outbursts from the audience in what Sen. Perry Clark, D-Louisville, called a historic hearing.

Kentucky: Task Force Formed, Opposes Medical Marijuana

WPSD 6 News

August 21st, 2013

MURRAY, Ky. - A group of concerned citizens is forming a task force opposing the legalization of medical marijuana. The announcement comes the same day as Kentucky state lawmakers listened to testimony from people in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical uses.

Registered nurse Melissa Ross is a part of that task force that will target teens and their parents. She says teens are influenced by not only peers but parents.