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Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana Introduced in Kentucky - Cannabis News

Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky touted its potential as a viable alternative to ease the state’s addiction woes from opioid painkillers.

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World’s largest Hemp extraction plant to be brought to Kentucky - Cannabis News

Kings Royal announced just a few months ago that it had selected Kentucky for the location of this plant because of Kentucky’s great potential for growing hemp.

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Kentucky Secretary of State: Let's get medical marijuana bill on Gov. Matt Bevin's desk - Cannabis News

Secretary of State Alison Grimes' New Year's resolution is a bit blunt: Medical marijuana must be legalized in Kentucky to help veterans suffering from PTSD and others who are painfully ill.

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Kentucky senator backs legalizing marijuana to fund state's pensions crisis - Cannabis News

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

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Lawsuit challenges Kentucky's medical marijuana ban - Cannabis News

Kentucky's criminal ban against medical marijuana was challenged Wednesday in a lawsuit touting cannabis as a viable alternative to ease addiction woes from opioid painkillers.

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Kentucky Senate OKs Bill Updating State Law Governing Hemp Growing – Cannabis News

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill to update state law governing hemp production.

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Kentucky Hemp Acreage To Increase In 2017 – Cannabis News

Kentucky officials are expecting a significant jump in hemp cultivation during 2017.

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Kentucky Lawmaker Pushing for Recreational Marijuana – Cannabis News

Bill would allow adults to grow up to 5 plants for personal use. Kentucky could become one of the next states to legalize the leaf for recreational purposes.

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Kentucky: Farmington harvests first hemp crop in more than 150 years – Cannabis News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Crews at Farmington harvested the property’s first hemp crop in more than 150 years.

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Kentucky Ag Commissioner Objects to USDA Rules on Industrial Hemp – Cannabis News

Kentucky's Agriculture Commissioner is asking the federal government to reconsider its latest set of rules regarding industrial hemp.

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Kentucky is experimenting with industrial hemp – Cannabis News

Kentucky is experimenting with industrial hemp – as dozens of farmers grow test plots covering 45-hundred acres.

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In Kentucky, High Hopes For Hemp - Cannabis News

Farmers throughout the Ohio Valley want to revive a crop that was once a staple in the region: hemp.

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Kentucky state senator pre-files bill to legalize cultivation, possession and sale of marijuana – Marijuana News

Kentucky Sen. Perry B. Clark, D-Louisville. Image: WKYT.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - A Louisville senator on Friday pre-filed the “Cannabis Freedom Act” to legalize and regulate the use of cannabis for people over 21 years old.

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Why Kentucky farmers are quitting tobacco and turning to an unlikely new crop

A Farm Bill passed by Congress last year included an amendment granting states and universities the right to research hemp. Several states have since started research projects, but Kentucky is at the forefront, experimenting with creating a new industry around this plant. NewsHour's Christopher Booker reports.


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