As Kentucky embraces hemp, cannabis supporters push for medical marijuana as next step

June 18, 2014 8:17 PM

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FRANKFORT, Kentucky — As Kentucky embraces marijuana's less potent cousin, hemp, cannabis supporters hope to use that momentum to push lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana.

State lawmakers on Wednesday held their second public hearing this year on the subject, taking testimony from a quadriplegic who said marijuana eases his pain and treats his glaucoma. And lawmakers are planning at least two more public hearings this summer, including one before the Veterans, Militar...

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