Medical Marijuana

Local advocates hope medical marijuana becomes legalized in Kentucky to help those in need | News [Video]

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Medical marijuana is one step away from becoming legal in Kentucky.

Stores like 502 Hemp have been at the forefront and advocating for medical marijuana legalization.

“Thrilled, absolutely thrilled,” Dee Dee Taylor said. “Now, we just need to get it passed in the house.”

Senate Bill 47 cleared the Senate Licensing and Occupations Committee on an 8-3 vote Tuesday. Then, it went to the full Senate and voted 26-11 to pass the bill Thursday evening.

Taylor, the founder of 502 and 812 Hemp, said lawmakers finally got it right.

“I mean my goodness, you’ve got veterans that are coming back with so much PTSD and other illnesses that cannabis products could help with and they aren’t even given that chance because our state wouldn’t allow anything,” Taylor said. “

Under the measure, medical cannabis could be prescribed for a specific list of conditions including cancer, chronic pain, chronic nausea …

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