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Kentucky

Cannabis Enters the Kentucky Governor’s Race

Democratic challenger Adam Edelen offers a plan to decriminalize personal possession. More than 11,000 Kentuckians were convicted under prohibition last year.

Kentucky Lawmakers Push Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill

A Republican state senator was given a bottle of OxyContin seven years ago when he was diagnosed with cancer. He threw the bottle away and smoked marijuana.

McConnell: Farm Bill Would Legalize Hemp in US

The Senate majority leader gave his "guarantee" that the congressional farm bill will include a provision to legalize hemp.

Senate’s Top Republican Introduces Bill to Legalize Hemp Nationwide

McConnell’s bill would remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and effectively treat the crop like any other agricultural product.

‘I Was Wrong and Not Informed’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From self-reflective rock gods to hemp-friendly senate majority leaders, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

Mitch McConnell Wants Congress to Legalize Hemp

The senate majority leader had his eyes opened by his home state's bumper crop. Today Kentucky, tomorrow America.

Law Enforcement Slams Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill at Capitol Hearing

For a second straight day, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony but took no vote on the measure. A committee chairman said it could come up again Wednesday.

Kentucky Lawmakers Review Medical Marijuana Bill

A Kentucky House committee has been hearing comments from supporters and opponents of a measure to legalize medical cannabis.

GOP Senator Offers Bill to Legalize Cannabis in Kentucky

The bill was introduced a day after Republican Gov. Matt Bevin proposed spending cuts of more than 6 percent across most of state government.

Kentucky Medical Cannabis Bill Faces Uphill Fight

Medical cannabis advocates face a tough challenge. Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer later predicted such a bill wouldn't garner enough votes to pass.

Warrior Ethos: Colorado’s Battle to Allow Cannabis for PTSD

After an incident in an Army commissary, veteran Matthew Kahl is fighting to expand cannabis access to help others find relief from PTSD.

State of the Leaf: South Africa Approves MMJ Production

A congressional bill could shield state-legal marijuana businesses, Australia eases import rules, and Colorado gets a cannabis drive-through.

The Shake: Colorado Cops Can’t Keep Up With Cannabis Laws

Louisiana could expand its narrow MMJ law, Colorado sees strong sales in 2016, and does Washington already grow enough cannabis?

Which Illegal States Are the Most Cannabis Curious?

We identify the states that have limited medical marijuana laws or are completely illegal, yet check the Leafly website because they're "cannabis curious."

Polish Rapper-Turned-Politician Introduces Medical Cannabis Bill: The Leafly Roundup

A Polish rapper-turned-politician has introduced a bill for medical marijuana. And based on the polling numbers, it may actually have a chance.

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