FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Could marijuana be a new Kentucky cash crop? One Kentucky Senator said he is going to push for a bill making that happen.
For years, Senator Perry Clark from Louisville has pushed for a Kentucky law that would allow the state's farmers to produce hemp. This year is no different. He's already pre-filed a bill to legalize medical marijuana. He said he's also going to speak with the state's agriculture commissioner about another bill aimed at growing the product. He believes the fact that two other states have already legalized it could help a similar measure here.
"I think when you look at the states who have already introduced medical marijuana, and now you've got decriminalization of marijuana in states like Washington and Colorado, you have five other states looking at the Washington, Colorado style laws and you have virtually every state that surrounds us looking at medicinal marijuana it's time for Kentucky to get on board," said Clark.
Clark admitted he doesn't believe the measure could pass in the 2013 30 day session, but said it will open up a discussion and that will help in the future.
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