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Gov. Beshear clears way for cannabis research center to open in Kentucky

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Posted at 9:15 AM, Apr 27, 2022

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has cleared the way for a cannabis research center to open in Kentucky. The bill authorizes the research center at the University of Kentucky.

Lawmakers approved the measure on the final day of their legislative session earlier this month. Beshear's review of the bill came as he considers possible executive action to singlehandedly legalize medical marijuana. In his review, Beshear preserved the bill's language creating the center.

He said Tuesday that he used his line-item veto authority to broaden the center’s work and allow more leeway in picking an oversight board.