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Alison Lundergan Grimes, Rep. John Sims unveil medical marijuana task force legislative proposal

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Rep. John Sims, and members of their medical marijuana task force on Thursday unveiled the legislative proposal that is the result of their discussions. Sims filed House Bill 166 Wednesday. “What started as a whisper years ago is now a loud chorus. Kentuckians have declared 2018 as the year they expect action on medical marijuana from their legislators,”...

Secretary of State’s Medical Cannabis Task Force discusses concepts of 2018 Legislative proposal

Members of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Rep. John Sims’ medical cannabis task force on Thursday discussed the concepts of a legislative proposal for the 2018 legislative session. The legislation is anticipated to be bipartisan. “In the weeks since we announced this effort on medical cannabis, I’ve heard the stories of Kentuckians in every part of the state – countless...

Secretary of State to host second meeting on medical cannabis legislation Dec. 14 in Frankfort

Grimes to Host Second Meeting on Medical Cannabis Legislation Next Week Alison Lundergan Grimes Members of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and State Rep. John Sims’ medical cannabis legislation panel will meet again next week in Frankfort. The group’s first meeting was Nov. 21. Grimes and Sims hosting ongoing discussions about the legislation as medical cannabis has proven to...

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...