Medical Marijuana


Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Rep. John Sims, and members of their medical marijuana task force on Thursday unveiled the legislative proposal that is the result of their discussions. Sims filed House Bill 166 Wednesday.

Alpha News

Members of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Rep. John Sims' medical cannabis task force on Thursday discussed the concepts of a legislative proposal for the 2018 legislative session. The legislation is anticipated to be bipartisan.

Time Magazine

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging Kentucky cities and counties to endorse medical marijuana legislation which can help their citizens, many who are veterans fighting physical and mental illnesses, get care and relief they need.

"It's clear momentum is building for medical cannabis in Kentucky. I challenge our local officials in cities and counties across the Commonwealth to join in the effort to bring relief to thousands of Kentuckians who suffer daily – their own citizens," Grimes said.


Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is convening a task force of Kentuckians to focus on a legislative proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Grimes announced Wednesday. The group will also study and propose potential implementation and regulation processes.


The founder of a non-profit organization called Kentuckians for Medical Marijuana told a panel of state lawmakers in Frankfort on Friday (Nov. 14) momentum is growing across the country for such legislation.

Jami Montalvo testified before the Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupation.

“Currently, we have twenty-three states plus Washington, D.C., that have legalized medical cannabis, four states that after ten plus years of experience in medical cannabis have decided to regulate the industry for everyone.”

Medical Marijuana Discussion

Jan 16, 2014

A group of Kentuckians is appealing to state lawmakers to support legalizing medical marijuana. Debbie McGrath is director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentucky. She says more than 90,000 people in the Commonwealth are affected by the disorder, which often results in life-threatening seizures and convulsions…

McGrath testified Wednesday before the Senate Health and Welfare Committee. She says Kentuckians are leaving the state to acquire cannabis oil for the treatment of loved ones who have epilepsy.