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Kentucky Governor Says Medical Marijuana Actions Are ‘Forthcoming’ After Receiving Advisory Committee Report

The governor of Kentucky said on Thursday that he’s received a report from a medical marijuana advisory committee that he convened and “there will be some actions forthcoming.”

Gov. Andy Beshear (D) put the 17-member advisory group together via executive order in June, with the intent of getting recommendations about possible reforms, including those that could be enacted administratively. Since then, the panel has held a number of town hall meetings to receive public testimony on the topic.

The governor said at a press conference on Thursday that he received the committee’s “initial report” on Thursday, and the recommendations are “based on the expertise of individuals that include doctors and pharmacists, as well as advocates and then those that personally have gotten relief from the use of medical marijuana or medical cannabis.”

“It’s also based on the input of meetings that were conducted all across Kentucky, because we were committed to listening to the people of Kentucky—which parts of the General Assembly have refused to,” Beshear said. “With that information, we’ll be making final determinations on actions that we could take, but there will be some actions forthcoming.”

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