Kentucky Medical Marijuana News
January 11th, 2015The 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.
September 26th, 2014LEXINGTON, 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.
August 22nd, 2014USA Today runs cannabis ad… Hemp grows in Kentucky, again… Domestic violence may drop in pot households… Music pick… and more.
June 30th, 2014Spurred 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.
June 18th, 2014As Kentucky embraces marijuana's less potent cousin, hemp, cannabis supporters hope to use that momentum to push lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana.
May 29th, 2014Frankfort, 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.
May 27th, 2014What 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.
May 23rd, 2014FRANKFORT, 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.
May 23rd, 2014FRANKFORT, 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.
May 16th, 2014Legislation 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.
May 16th, 2014The 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.
May 16th, 2014In 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.
May 14th, 2014Kentucky 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.
May 13th, 2014After 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
May 1st, 2014Washington, 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 ...
February 27th, 2014FRANKFORT, 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.
February 27th, 2014FRANKFORT — 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
February 26th, 2014The 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:
February 26th, 2014FRANKFORT — 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.
January 15th, 2014Action 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: