By A.J. Herrington, Forbes on March 15, 2023
A Kentucky Senate legislative committee on Tuesday voted to approve a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The measure, Senate Bill 47, was passed by the Senate Licensing and Occupations Committee by a vote of 8-3, advancing the legislation to the full Senate for consideration.
If passed, the legislation would allow patients with certain qualifying medical conditions including cancer, chronic pain, epilepsy and post-traumatic stress disorder to obtain a doctor’s recommendation to use cannabis medicinally. The bill does not allow patients to smoke cannabis, although it does allow for the sale of unprocessed cannabis flower for vaporization. Other cannabis formulations including capsules, tinctures and topical products are also authorized by the bill.
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