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Plus, a decision coming in Frankfort on medial marijuana

Stu Johnson

Lexington’s city council is asking the general assembly to pass legislation legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky.

The council acted unanimously Tuesday to send the request to legislative leaders.  Council Member Jake Gibbs says the Lexington governing body heard from six people who say medical marijuana had helped them. “Dealing with things from gunshot wounds to post traumatic distress disorder to car crashes.  Another guy had a tick bite which he’s taken 32 medicines for,” said Gibbs.

Eastern Standard "Live" from the State Capitol

Feb 2, 2015
Richard Turner

As the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly re-convenes, what issues are on your mind? The Local Option Sales Tax? A statewide smoke-free policy? An increase in the state's minimum wage? We're taking the show on the road to the State Capitol to speak with House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers.

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Medical Marijuana Bill Heads to Ky. House

Feb 28, 2014
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The movement to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky made another leap forward on Thursday.A House Health and Welfare Committee, packed to bursting with medical marijuana supporters, approved a bill that would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. It passed by a 9-5 partisan line vote, with Democrats voting in support of the measure.