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Kentucky legalizes medical marijuana

Posted On: Apr. 3, 2023 9:28 AM CST


Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana, making the state the 38th in the U.S. to allow doctors to recommend the alternative treatment.

S.B. 47 applies to patients with cancer, severe pain, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms or spasticity, chronic nausea or cyclical vomiting, post-traumatic stress disorder or any other medical condition or disease that the Kentucky Center for Cannabis deems appropriate.

Doctors will need to be certified to recommend cannabis for their patients.