Medical marijuana took another step toward becoming legal in
. The House
Health and Welfare Committee passed House Bill 350 on a 9-5 vote Thursday
A panel of advocates testified in front of the committee. Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Democrat of Louisville, sponsored the bill. She was joined by a doctor from
and a disabled veteran that uses medical marijuana. Arizona
Rep. Robert Benvenuti, a Republican from
, spoke out against the measure. He
said it would be dangerous for the people of Lexington and more research was needed. Kentucky
The measure will go to the full House.
A Senate committee passed a bill to allow a trial use of cannabis oil to treat children suffering from severe seizures on Wednesday. That measure is headed to the full Senate.