Senate President Sees Path Forward to Medical Marijuana


Senate President Stivers, long the key obstacle to medical marijuana in Kentucky, now says he sees ‘a narrow path’ for it

By Melissa Patrick
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020 – Kentucky Health News

The most important legislative opponent of legalizing medical marijuana in Kentucky said Friday that there is a “narrow path forward” for it. Senate President Robert Stivers said that the day after a medical-cannabis bill was filed in his chamber.

 

Senate Bill 107 has bipartisan sponsorship from 11 of the Senate’s 38 members. It is a companion bill to House Bill 136, with 44 co-sponsors, including House Speaker David Osborne.

 

The House bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, told Tom Latek of Kentucky Today that most House Republicans support it and he is optimistic it will pass this year.

 

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Click here to view a video clip of Senate President Stivers’ comments on the possibility of a medical marijuana bill passing during the 2020 session.

 


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