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Kentucky House passes medical marijuana bill

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Posted at 4:10 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 17:10:42-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVF) — The Kentucky House passed HB 136 on medical marijuana, which would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients.

On Wednesday, the bill was passed in a 65-30 vote. It now goes to the Senate.

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

The board would consist of eight doctors, four public advocates and a pharmacist. The bill also would set up a regulatory process allowing at least 25 dispensaries statewide to fill doctors’ prescriptions for medical marijuana.