Kentucky Medical Marijuana News

Kentucky: Rand Paul Calls Bush Stance On Pot 'Hypocritical'

The Hill

March 8th, 2015
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday called out leading GOP White House contender Jeb Bush over his stance on marijuana. “I think it’s hypocritical that someone who used marijuana as a kid and now has harsh laws over it,” Paul said during an interview with Howard Kurtz on Fox News’s “MediaBuzz.”

Kentucky: Smart To Chair Budget Review Subcommittee

Richmond Register

January 11th, 2015
The 2015 legislative session began this week as we welcomed new members, had leadership races and committee and chairmanship assignments were determined. Parker Hastings, a Model Laboratory School freshman, was selected to play the national anthem and “My Old Kentucky Home” to open the session.

Kentucky: Mcconnell, Grimes Differ On Marijuana

The Sacramento Bee

September 26th, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates agree growing hemp is a good thing for the state, but they differ about the cannabis plant's more potent cousin, marijuana.

Kentucky: Cannabis News Roundup - 08.22.14


August 22nd, 2014
USA Today runs cannabis ad… Hemp grows in Kentucky, again… Domestic violence may drop in pot households… Music pick… and more.

Kentucky: Lawmakers In 11 States Approve Low-THC Medical Marijuana Bills

The Denver Post

June 30th, 2014
Spurred by the stories of epileptic children being treated in Colorado with cannabis oil, lawmakers across the country this year have made a dramatic change in how they talk about marijuana.

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


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


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


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 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:

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.