A medical marijuana law was recently filed in the Kentucky Senate. Senate Bill 129, The Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act, filed by Senator Perry Clark, will reschedule marijuana from Schedule I dangerous and having no medical value to Schedule II dangerous but having medical value so it can be prescribed by a doctor. The few articles that have appeared about it on the internet have expressed a tone of surprise that Kentucky would take this progressive step. It’s puzzling they are surprised because Kentucky, like California, has a reputation for growing some of the best domestic marijuana in the nation, perhaps in the world. Indeed, Kentucky had a large hemp industry before prohibition killed it. I remember reading a newspaper article in the Seventies, about marijuana growing up out of the cracks in the sidewalk near the old hemp warehouses in Frankfort. Hemp/marijuana is no stranger to Kentucky.
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