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More town hall meetings being held in KY over medical marijuana


The medical marijuana advisory team formed by governor Beshear will hold its second town hall meeting Thursday. This is part of the plan to gather public comment from Kentuckians about where they stand on medical cannabis.

Kerry Harvey is the Secretary of the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. He said this is a very popular issue.

“37 states allow their citizens access to medical cannabis and Governor Beshear understands this is an important issue to a lot of people and there is a great deal of frustration after a lack of legislative action,” Harvey said.

He said there is an online option for people to comment if they cannot make the meetings.

“We have over 2400 email comments already. It’s clear this is an issue that is very important to a lot of our fellow citizens.”

Kentuckians wanting to comment online can do so at medicalcannabis.ky.gov.

The information gathered from these meetings will be taken back to the governor’s office so he can be better informed on any executive action he could take on the issue.

The meetings started on July 6th with the first being held in Pikeville. This week’s meeting will be held Thursday at Northern Kentucky University.

Stan Ingold is WEKU's News Director. He has worked in public broadcasting for 18 years, starting at Morehead State Public Radio before spending the past 10 years at Alabama Public Radio. Stan has been honored with numerous journalism awards for his public radio reporting.
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