Lawsuit Challenges Kentucky’s Medical Marijuana Ban

Flickr / Jess Sloss / (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Flickr / Jess Sloss / (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Kentucky’s medical marijuana ban is being challenged in a lawsuit that says its use could help combat the state’s opioid addiction woes.

The suit, filed Wednesday in Franklin County Circuit Court in Frankfort, lists three plaintiffs who have used medical marijuana to help ease health problems. The suit says the medical marijuana ban violates constitutional privacy rights.

It says Kentucky treats anyone turning to medical marijuana as “criminals rather than patients in need of safe relief.”

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