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Kentucky medical marijuana bill runs into law enforcement opposition

By Bruce Schreiner

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky ran into strong opposition from law enforcement officials Tuesday during another round of testimony before a legislative panel.

For a second straight day, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony but took no vote on the measure. Committee Chairman Joe Fischer said it could come up again Wednesday.

A day after hearing from medical marijuana supporters, the panel took comments from law enforcement officials and a Warren County prosecutor. They warned that legalization could exacerbate Kentucky’s drug addiction woes.

“This is a road we do not want to go down,” said Chris Cohron, representing the Kentucky Commonwealth’s Attorneys Association.

Read more at WCPO

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