Tri-Staters push for legal medical marijuana

California launched the first legal sales of recreational marijuana on New Year's day, and it's a hot topic people right here in the Tri-State are pushing for. 

A hot topic that made it's way to the Owensboro City Commission meeting on Tuesday.  

Meagan Hagan, and advocate for medical marijuana says, "My biggest issue of what brought me here tonight is the revenue it would bring."

It was one after another after another as Tri-Staters in Owensboro share their testimonials in front of city commissioners in hope for their support. 

The group Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Coalition asked city commissioners to write a resolution to send to Frankfort in support of legalizing medicinal marijuana. 

Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson says he thinks efforts should be consolidated into a county wide resolution not just the city, recognizing change can be difficult. 

"We have 120 counties," Mayor Watson says. "If you get 120 counties to sign a resolution and they don't take it up in Frankfort it does not matter."

Advocates for medicinal marijuana still hold hope their push for legalizing it will grow over the Tri-State.
 
"Give it a chance," Hagan says. "If we could just give things a chance sometimes we would usually see it's not bad and there are positives to it."

City commissioners listened but did not publicly comment, and the city commission did not take action in Tuesday night's meeting.

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(This story was originally published on January 2, 2018)


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