Media Awareness Project Drug News
  1. US KY: Kentucky Lawmakers Urged To Say No To Medical Marijuana Bill

    Lexington Herald-Leader, 06 Mar 2018 - FRANKFORT -- Four law enforcement officials and a doctor urged state lawmakers Tuesday to say no to a bill that would legalize medical marijuana. For more than an hour, opponents of House Bill 166 told members of the House Judiciary Committee the ills they see in it.
  2. US KY: Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill Shelved By House Committee

    Lexington Herald-Leader, 07 Mar 2018 - FRANKFORT -- Kentucky lawmakers shelved Wednesday a controversial bill to legalize medical marijuana, but supporters of the measure pledged to continue their fight. Some backers of House Bill 166 were in tears after the House Judiciary Committee voted 14-4 to "pass over" the measure. That's a procedure to put off voting on the bill until a later date.
  3. US KY: Oped: It's Time To Legalize Medical Marijuana In Kentucky

    Lexington Herald-Leader, 07 Mar 2018 - For years, Kentucky veterans have approached us with a question that has no good answer: "Why are my comrades in other states able to treat PTSD and pain with medical cannabis while I cannot?" Frustrated and confused, these men and women struggle daily with the effects of post-traumatic stress triggered by the horrors of war and chronic pain from injuries suffered in combat.
  4. US KY: Medical Marijuana In Kentucky: Lexington Council Taking A

    Lexington Herald-Leader, 26 Feb 2018 - Lexington's city council will likely take its first vote Tuesday on a resolution supporting state legislation that would make medical marijuana legal in Kentucky. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council began debate on the issue during a Thursday council meeting after half a dozen people who support making marijuana legal for those with a prescription spoke at the meeting. The council will likely debate the issue during a Tuesday work session and may take its first vote during a specially-called council meeting at 5 p.m.
  5. US KY: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking Medical Marijuana For Kentucky

    Lexington Herald-Leader, 20 Sep 2017 - Amy Stalker says she had more control over her own health when she lived in Colorado, where marijuana can be legally prescribed as medicine. Stalker now lives in Kentucky, where medical use of marijuana is banned. A judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday against Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear that called for the legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky.
  6. US KY: Former Sheriff Who Was Approved To Grow Hemp Arrested On

    Lexington Herald-Leader, 08 Sep 2017 - He was licensed to grow hemp in Kentucky. Police say they found marijuana instead. Kentucky officials are reviewing a case that could result in a former sheriff being kicked out of the state's pilot program to grow industrial hemp after he was charged with cultivating marijuana.
  7. US KY: Former Jackson County Sheriff Arrested On Marijuana

    Lexington Herald-Leader, 07 Sep 2017 - Former Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman was involved in a marijuana-growing operation and possessed enough anabolic steroids to indicate he was trafficking in the drug, Kentucky State Police have charged. A detective for the state police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations unit for the eastern half of the state arrested Peyman at his farm south of McKee Wednesday at 4:44 p.m. after serving a search warrant, according to the citation.
  8. US KY: Judge Questions Kentucky's Marijuana Ban

    Lexington Herald-Leader, 22 Aug 2017 - Other states allow medical marijuana. Judge asks why Kentucky shouldn't join them. A Franklin Circuit Court judge on Tuesday asked attorneys for the state why Kentucky should not make medical marijuana available to patients who believe it might help them, given that "we've pretty much decriminalized" the drug around much of the nation and even in parts of the state.
  9. US KY: Oped: Ky.'s New Opioid Law Will Only Result In More Death

    Lexington Herald-Leader, 16 Jul 2017 - As the death toll from opioid overdoses in Kentucky and the rest of the Midwest continues to soar, it's truly disconcerting to see that policymakers are taking steps that are not only devoid of medical and common sense, but virtually guaranteed to make matters worse. The recent passage of the ill-conceived House Bill 333, which imposes a three-day limit (with certain exceptions) on opioid prescribing, reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of the reasons behind the addiction epidemic.