KY lawmaker admits to using marijuana during medical marijuana debate

KY lawmaker admits to using marijuana during medical marijuana debate
Rep. Dan Seum (R-Louisville) admitted to using marijuana for medical purposes during cancer treatment. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - In the second day of Kentucky’s General Assembly, a bipartisan push was made to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

House Bill 136 would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients, under heavy regulation.

One of the sponsors, Rep. Dan Seum (R-Louisville), admitted Thursday he’s used marijuana for medical purposes.

“For those who don’t know, I had colon cancer seven years ago and when I left the hospital they gave me the nice bottle of oxycontin,” Seum said. “I threw it in the garbage can and smoked a joint.”

Seum said he regularly used marijuana during treatment, which allowed him to continue working in Frankfort and not miss a single day of the session that year.

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