The battle for medicinal marijuana is back after Senator Perry Clark (D) Louisville recently pre-filed a bill.
"I think it would be a great idea for medicinal marijuana. It has good effects if you're sick that could help a lot with your symptoms," said Bennet Huff, WKU student.
The bill would allow for people with cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and other serious medical conditions to use marijuana.
"They have potential benefits in patients who are receiving cancer chemotherapy, and other conditions where nausea is a concern," said internal medicine Dr. Fred Gott.
Dr. Gott says while that is a possibility, research is still not clear on the topic, and he is not in favor of it.
"Some have shown that it helps pain, others have shown that it actually makes the pain worse. It's hard to know who to believe at this point," said Gott.
Then there's the other side of the issue, which could potentially be a law enforcement nightmare.
"For the most part, it's been nothing but a ruse to legalize marijuana. Many of the marijuana distribution stores, I'm not sure what they may call them, they've found they're actually tied back to the Mexican drug cartels, just like much of the marijuana we seize in Kentucky," said Tommy Loving, Warren County Drug Task Force.
Even if it were to pass, it would still be in violation of a federal law, and they could raid distribution centers much like in California.
This would come up as an issue in the 2013 legislative session in Kentucky, however many believe it will not gain enough traction to pass.