Cannabis Regulatory Update: Kentucky Gov Approves Cannabis Research, Montana's 18-Y-O Weed Biz Owners, CT, TX & KS

Kentucky Governor Greenlights Opening Of Cannabis Center

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear cleared the way Tuesday for a cannabis center to open as he looked at whether he has the executive authority to singlehandedly legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky writes the AP’s Bruce Schreiner as reported by SFGATE.

Beshear approved a bill for the center and also used his line-item veto to expand the center’s work and enable more freedom in choosing an oversight board.

During the final weeks of the 2022 legislative session, key lawmakers who oppose MMJ legalization fought for the research center as an alternative. They argued the center would provide more time to examine the effectiveness of cannabis as a treatment for certain illnesses.

Disappointed after the Senate let the MMJ legalization bill die, Beshear recently asked his legal team to look for potential options for him to legalize medical cannabis via executive action. The governor also worked on forming a medical marijuana advisory team to collect public opinion.

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