Bill to legalize medical marijuana introduced in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) - A Kentucky state lawmaker introduced a bill Friday to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

State Representative John Sims unveiled the bill Thursday in Frankfort.

He was joined by medical marijuana supporters, including Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

The mother of a two-year-old with epilepsy and cerebral palsy was introduced at the news conference.

Becca Weinhandl said, after running out of treatment options, she moved to Colorado with her daughter to try medical marijuana.

“By two months of the treatment, she could sit up. She was making eye contact with me and she was playing with toys that she couldn't even pick up before,” said Weinhandl.

Weinhandl moved back to Kentucky after her husband was in a motorcycle accident.

Currently, medical marijuana is legal in 29 states plus the District of Columbia.

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