Secretary of State meets with advocates to discuss ‘patient-centered’ medical marijuana legislation

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Tuesday initiated discussions about Kentucky medical marijuana legislation with a panel of experts and advocates in Frankfort. Grimes announced the effort last week. “I came to Frankfort to help people, and there are thousands of Kentuckians who need and are begging for medical marijuana to help ease their pain,” said Grimes. “Today’s...

Secretary of State convening task force to propose legislative action to legalize medical marijuana

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is convening a task force of Kentuckians to focus on a legislative proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Grimes announced Wednesday. The group will also study and propose potential implementation and regulation processes. “Too many Kentuckians are suffering from debilitating physical and mental illnesses. Most have lived with the effects...

Study shows volunteering improves physical, mental health for post-911 military veterans

Volunteering improves physical health, mental health and social outcomes for post-9/11 military veterans, according to a recent study co-authored by Karen Lawrence, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work. The study is the first national study of civic service among United States military veterans and will be published in the February 2017 print issue of Psychiatry...

Veteran Benjamin Congleton rebounds from ‘low, low place’ to attend EKU, inspire others

Former Marine Benjamin Congleton suffers from post post traumatic stress disorder but considers attending Eastern Kentucky University ‘therapy’ as well as academic preparation. (Photo from EKU/Terrence Humphrey)   Special to KyForward   Like many of his some 1,300 fellow military veterans enrolled at Eastern, former Marine Benjamin Congleton suffers from post traumatic stress...