Has Kentucky Given Up on Marijuana Legalization?

Although there was some momentum earlier this year in the Kentucky Legislature regarding the legalization of marijuana, it appears that lawmakers may have given up on the issue in 2017.

According to a list of Kentucky House Bills pre-filed for next year’s legislative session, not a single measure aimed at the legalization of marijuana is set to be heard in the coming months.

Although there is still a possibility that one could surface before the end of the year, previous pot-related measures, specifically the Cannabis Freedom Act of 2016, had already been introduced by this time last year.

Looking back, Kentucky has shown a lot of promise over the course of 2016 with respect to marijuana reform. Not only did the Cannabis Freedom Act, which was championed by state Senator Perry Clark, mange to become a hot topic of discussion among the state’s legislative forces, but there were even some...

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