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Kentucky’s medical cannabis bill falls short in abbreviated session

Apr 08, 2020

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Just a few weeks ago, before life changed dramatically, Kentucky’s medical cannabis bill (HB 136) was primed for action in the Senate. The House had already passed the bill in a 65-30 vote, and senators appeared to be taking the issue seriously, but unfortunately, the legislature was forced to leave important work unfinished in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jason Nemes (R-Louisville), expressed disappointment in the outcome but pledged to continue the fight in 2021. "We had the votes in the Senate, and I think it's going to pass, but it's something we're going to have to come back to next year," he said.

Stay tuned for updates and opportunities to move the issue forward, including information relating to Kentucky’s 2020 elections.

We wish you and your loved ones well during these difficult times.