FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) – Kentucky Sen. Perry B. Clark introduced legislation that would make marijuana a legal drug for doctors to prescribe.
Thursday afternoon, the Louisville Democrat held a news conference at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort to introduce the Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act. Clark was joined at the news conference by Galbraith's daughter, Molly Galbraith, and other supporters of medical marijuana.
They said medical research has proven it has many benefits for everything from Parkinson's disease to tumor regression, prostate cancer, nausea and pain.
Gatewood Galbraith, a perennial candidate for governor of Kentucky and an outspoken proponent of the legalization of marijuana, privacy rights and other civil liberties died at his home near Lexington in January at the age of 64.
Twenty states have approved some type of medical marijuana usage and several other states have similar legislation pending.