Kentucky bill would allow sale, use, cultivation of marijuana

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- If one state lawmaker has his way, marijuana stores in Kentucky could become a reality. There's a new attempt to legalize "grass" in the Bluegrass state.

Sen. Perry Clark of Louisville has been trying for years -- unsuccessfully -- to legalize medical marijuana. Now, he's going a step further, with a bill that would allow Kentuckians to light up recreationally.

"It's time for us to leap boldly into the future," Clark told WDRB News.

Sen. Clark's bill would decriminalize and regulate the possession, cultivation and sale of marijuana.

"It is not a hard drug. It is senseless that you have cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug with heroin and LSD," he said.

Like Colorado, licensed dispensaries would be allowed to sell marijuana to the public, generating, Clark says, millions in tax revenue.

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