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FRANKFORT, KY. (WDRB) -- Should medical marijuana be legal in Kentucky? Some people who say it should took their message to Frankfort today.
Louisville State Senator Perry Clark has sponsored a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe pot. He says 18 states and the District of Columbia already do so, and he believes support is growing in Kentucky.
Clark says it's a matter of medical compassion, and that support is growing in Kentucky. He believes that, "the people are ahead of the politicians when it comes to cannabis policy. But it's time to change."
But even Clark concedes the chance of the idea even getting a hearing in this legislative session is almost zero. Supporters say the separate attempt to legalize industrial hemp could help their cause, but, as in the hemp debate, opposition could come from police.