FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky's secretary of state is joining the push to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky.
Alison Lundergan Grimes is convening a task force to focus on a legislative proposal to legalize medical marijuana.
"Too many Kentuckians are suffering from debilitating physical and mental illnesses. Most have lived with the effects of these illnesses for years. We must do more to relieve their pain and suffering, and there is significant evidence that cannabis is beneficial for these individuals, especially veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress," Grimes said. "2018 is and must be the year when Kentucky finally steps up on medical marijuana. We have to get this done to help Kentuckians who are hurting."
The task force will also study and propose potential implementation and regulation processes. It will be co-chaired by Democratic Representative John Sims, who is crafting medical marijuana legislation for next year.