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Grimes tours Louisville’s Commonwealth Extracts, encourages growth in Kentucky Hemp economy

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes visited Commonwealth Extracts in Louisville to tour and learn more about the producer’s operation that is emerging as a leader in the fast-growing cannabidiol, or CBD oil, marketplace. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes talks with employees of Commonwealth Extracts (Photo from SOS) “Commonwealth Extracts is the premier example that Kentucky...

Sen. Julian Carroll pre-files bill to expand legislation on cannabis oil, allow doctors to write prescriptions

Senator Julian M. Carroll, D-Frankfort, has pre-filed a bill that would increase the safety measures associated with the legal use of cannabis oil for medical purposes, while also allowing doctors to write prescriptions. The bill, filed today, would expand language from the 2014 cannabis oil bill, Senate Bill 124, that permits state public universities, specifically the University of Kentucky and the...