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Kentucky House Clears the Way for Legalizing Medical Marijuana

After years of setbacks, medical marijuana advocates cleared a historic hurdle Thursday when the Kentucky House voted to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes. The measure won House passage on a 65-30 vote after an emotional debate, sending …

Kentucky Inches Closer to Legalizing Medical Marijuana

After years of setbacks, medical marijuana advocates in Kentucky gained momentum Wednesday when a House committee overwhelmingly approved a bill to legalize medical cannabis. The House Judiciary Committee advanced the measure on a 17-1 vote. The bill moves to the …

Alabama Attorney General Opposed to Anticipated Medical Marijuana Bill

The Alabama attorney general is opposing medical marijuana legislation expected to be introduced in the upcoming legislative session. In a Jan. 6 letter to lawmakers, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall called marijuana an addictive substance and drew parallels with the …

7 Appointed to Georgia Medical Marijuana Commission

Georgia officials have made appointments to the state medical marijuana commission, a key step toward implementing a law designed to increase patient access. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and House Speaker David Ralston announced seven appointments Tuesday. …

Alabama Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

The Alabama Senate has approved a bill authorizing the use of medical marijuana for some medical conditions. Senators swiftly approved the bill Thursday morning on a 17-6 vote. It now moves to the House of Representatives. Republican Sen. Tim Melson …