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Kentucky House panel advances medical marijuana bill

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Published: Mar. 11, 2022 at 12:45 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Medical marijuana advocates in Kentucky have cleared an initial hurdle.

A state House committee advanced a bill to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes.

The measure won strong bipartisan support to clear the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

The bill moves on to the full House, where a similar version passed two years ago.

The crucial test would come if the bill reaches the Senate, where the 2020 measure died. Republicans have overwhelming majorities in both chambers.

The bill’s supporters say medical cannabis would ease the suffering of many Kentuckians.

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