Public hearing centers on halting legalization of medical marijuana


WLKY 12-12-18

December 12, 2018

Both of the presentations were unannounced, a move that did not sit well with medical marijuana supporters. Marijuana supporter Jamie Montalvo accused opponents of spreading misinformation.

“I believe it was a way to keep advocates out of Frankfort when they were discussing the negative outlook of cannabis, so I think it was done intentionally,” Montalvo said.

“It’s something that’s in our community, something that we need to regulate, and we need to find a way where patients who have cancer have access to it without being sent to jail,” Montalvo said.

Nemes said he was also unaware of Wednesday’s hearing but said he is confident his bill has enough support to pass Kentucky’s House in 2019.

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