FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– A bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky is set for a vote in committee.
House Bill 136 was listed for discussion only Wednesday, but Representative Jason Nemes posted on social media Tuesday night that he had commitment from the committee chair that it would be called for a vote.
So we have a vote in Judiciary Committee tomorrow on HB 136, medical marijuana. I want to thank @JasonPetrieKY for working through the bill and scheduling it for a vote. It is time. #LetTheDoctorDecide #kyga19
— Jason Nemes (@jmnemes) March 5, 2019
Medical marijuana advocates say passing a law could help the 60,000 Kentuckians in constant pain due to chronic conditions.
Governor Bevin has shown openness to signing medical marijuana legislation into law.