The House of Representatives will soon vote on House Bill 136 that will allow Kentuckians to be prescribed medical or medicinal marijuana that is licensed to be grown, processed, and dispensed in the state.
Only patients with specific conditions outlined in the bill will have access, and then only by their regular physician. The bill cleared the House Judiciary Committee Thursday night and will now head to the full House.
Conditions that could be treated by medical marijuana under HB 136 include epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Crohn’s disease.
Thirty-three other states have legalized medical marijuana.