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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An influential Kentucky legislator thinks marijuana can help weed out the state’s pension problem.

“We've got a desperate situation in Frankfort over the pension issue,” said Sen. Dan Seum (R-Fairdale).

Seum believes desperate times require desperate measures, which is why he is backing the idea of legalizing and taxing marijuana for adult use as a way to dig out of the $30 billion pension hole.

“Twenty-eight states now have one form or another of legalized cannabis, or marijuana," Seum said. "Colorado is really knocking down some good money on that."

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Lawrence Smith ~ WDRB.com

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