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Forum in Lexington looks at medical marijuana

Posted at 6:54 AM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 13:16:22-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — In Kentucky, medical marijuana is not legal.

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will host a forum Monday focused on medical marijuana's impact on public health.

The 17th annual Howard L. Bost Memorial Health Policy Forum will feature four speakers: a cannabis consultant, economist, pain specialist and Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky CEO.

The forum at the Griffin Gate Marriot in Lexington will take a closer look at how Kentucky may regulate who can grow and sell marijuana products as well as how the state would oversee testing and quality control.

Other topics up for discussion include the types of public education that would be needed should marijuana be legalized in the Commonwealth for medical purposes.

The forum will also take a broader look at what it means to label marijuana as a "medicine," the gaps in research and how the drug has changed since the 1960s.

The open-to-the-public forum lasts from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.