Speaker: Vote on medical marijuana bill possible next week

In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, photo, Eric Crawford, center right, is hugged by another medical marijuana advocate after a bill to legalize medical cannabis in Kentucky was approved by a state House committee, in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne said Friday that the bill could possibly come up for a House vote as soon as next week. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne says a bill to legalize medical marijuana for some medical conditions could come up for a House vote as soon as next week.

It’s another sign medical cannabis advocates have gained momentum. The measure cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

A lead sponsor, Republican Rep. Jason Nemes, has predicted it would pass the House handily.

Osborne said Friday that House Republicans will gauge support when the GOP-led legislature reconvenes Tuesday.

Under the bill, a regulatory board would determine what conditions would qualify for doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients. 

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 14, 2020)

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