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Sellout crowd at Kentucky forum hears there’s no scientific literature to back medical cannabis

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News The health benefits of medical marijuana haven’t been proven and more research is needed, according to a leading researcher on the topic, but that hasn’t stopped 33 states from approving it. It’s still to be determined what will influence Kentucky lawmakers as they again consider passing such a law. In the last legislative session, Kentucky...

Rev. Donald Gillett: Elimination of vision, dental benefits runs contrary to the teachings of Jesus

Scripture tells us that God is the Great Physician. The Gospels provide story after story of Jesus’ healing ministry on earth. The apostles continued this ministry in the world, bringing not just spiritual good news, but physical wellbeing to the poor and oppressed. These are the examples that we in the Christian faith are called to follow, and other faith traditions have similar requirements to...