A bill that would legalize and regulate medical marijuana in Kentucky passed its first hurdle on Wednesday.

The House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 136 with a vote of 17 to one.

The passage followed a debate in a crowded committee room in Frankfort.

Among those most pleased by the advancing of the bill, is Eric Crawford, of Mason County. A 1994 car accident left Crawford in a wheelchair with life-changing health conditions and he says marijuana allows him to get out of bed.

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Phil Pendleton ~ WKYT.com

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