Kentucky Medical Marijuana News

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.

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.

Kentucky: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

July 24th, 2013
New Hampshire becomes the 19th medical marijuana state, some folks in Kentucky would like it to become one, too; and the local tussling continues in California. And in late news, the DEA strikes in Washington State. Let's get to it:

Kentucky: Louisville A Destination For Medical Marijuana

Times Union

June 8th, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's largest city is becoming a hub for the illegal trafficking of medical marijuana, authorities say.

Louisville-area police told The Courier-Journal ( that the medical-grade marijuana is purchased legally in other states and resold illegally for premium prices on Louisville's streets and in surrounding communities.

Kentucky: Bluegrass Poll - Kentucky Supports Hemp, Medical Marijuana; 40% Want To Legalize Recreational Use

The Courier-Journal

February 24th, 2013

Strong majorities of Kentuckians favor legalizing medical marijuana and industrial hemp — and nearly 40 percent support decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, according to the latest Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll.

Medical marijuana and hemp, both of which are now illegal in Kentucky, are the subject of current legislative bills, but with markedly different chances of passing.

Kentucky: Poll - Kentucky Voters Support Hemp, Medical Marijuana

The Daily Chronic

February 24th, 2013

FRANKFORT, KY — A poll released last week shows that a strong majority of Kentucky voters support the cultivation of hemp by local farmers, and want to allow medical marijuana in the Bluegrass State.

The poll, conducted by Survey USA, found an overwhelming 65% of Kentucky voters support legalizing the cultivation of industrial hemp by farmers. The survey reported every individual demographic group supporting industrial hemp, including 53 percent of conservatives and 54 percent of ...

Kentucky: Hardin County Man Charged With Trafficking Medical Marijuana

WDRB 41 News

February 12th, 2013

RADCLIFF, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Hardin County man faces drug charges after nearly three pounds of potent medical marijuana was confiscated from his Radcliff home.

Authorities say it was all part of a drug ring that involved shipping cash through the postal service and shipping in drugs from states like Colorado and California -- where medical marijuana is legal.

Henry Lee Butler Jr. faces charges of trafficking marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after police seized 2.8 ...

Kentucky: Police Charge Suspect With Trafficking Medical Marijuana

WHAS 11 News

February 12th, 2013

(WHAS11) -- The Hardin County Drug Task Force has arrested a man they say was involved in trafficking large quantities of highly-potent medical marijuana.

"It was obviously a very high grade of marijuana," Hardin County Drug Task Force Director Ron Eckart said.

The labels on the seized drugs say "Golden Goat", "Sour Diesel" and even "King Louis".

Kentucky: Ky. Man Indicted For Medical Marijuana Trafficking

The Sacramento Bee

February 10th, 2013

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. -- A central Kentucky man was indicted for complicity to commit trafficking in medical marijuana that investigators believe was being shipped to Kentucky from Colorado and California.

The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force arrested 35-year-old Henry Butler last month at his home in Radcliff and he was indicted by a grand jury last Thursday, reported The News-Enterprise (