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7:03 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Medical Cannabis Oil Will Take a While to Get to Kentucky—Despite Legislature's Intentions

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  A new law that would allow state university research hospitals to study and prescribe medical cannabis oil is hitting a few snags on its road to implementation.

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Politics
10:13 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Cannabis Oil Bill Heads to Kentucky House

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A House committee has advanced a bill that would permit state university hospitals to research and utilize medicinal cannabis oil to treat certain neurological disorders.

Judging by the reception that Senate Bill 124 has received in its short lifespan in Frankfort, Rita Wooton likely won’t have to risk jail time in order to alleviate her son’s pain.

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Politics
7:01 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Medical Marijuana Bill Heads to Kentucky House

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FRANKFORT—The movement to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky made another leap forward on Thursday.

A House Health and Welfare Committee, packed to bursting with medical marijuana supporters, approved a bill that would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. It passed by a 9-5 partisan line vote, with Democrats voting in support of the measure.

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Politics
8:00 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Kentucky Senate Committee OKs Cannabis Oil Bill

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Rita Wooton holds up her smartphone and plays a video: Her three-year-old son, Eli, clad in a diaper, writhes on a couch, his limbs twitching, his lips a pale shade of blue.

Eli has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, or LGS, a rare neurological disorder that causes chronic seizures. Her son has suffered thousands of them, causing extensive brain damage, Wooton says.

A bill that would legalize the use of cannabis oil for medicinal purposes cleared on Wednesday a state Senate committee.

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Politics
4:27 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Bill Allowing Study of Cannabis Oil Proposed in Kentucky State Senate

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A bill that would permit Kentucky universities to study and develop treatments using cannabis oil has been filed in the state Senate.

Cannabidiol is an ingredient found in the marijuana plant. It has an extremely low THC content, which means it doesn’t get its users high, and a growing body of research shows it can significantly reduce seizures, even in children with epilepsy.

State Sen. Julie Denton says that the cannabidiol found in strains of cannabis oil can save lives.

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