Bowling Green local attends rally at Capitol to change Kentucky's marijuana laws

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(WBKO) -- On Wednesday, advocates for several cannabis-related bills filled the rotunda in the Capitol.

Many held signs and spoke with lawmakers about changing Kentucky's marijuana laws. Lawmakers have recently filed four cannabis-related bills since January.

House Bill 136 lays out terms of the legalization of medical marijuana.

One Bowling Green local attended the rally in favor of HB 136 and says she's had firsthand experience with the positive effects of cannabis.

"There's been medical studies -- double-blind placebo studies that hold true the ethical," said Jennifer Knapps. "There will always be people who abuse cannabis and there will be people who abuse anything."

The bill says medical marijuana would be regulated by the Department of Public Protection's Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Tommy Loving with the Kentucky Narcotics Officers Association, says they are "opposed to both medical and legalized marijuana. We are not opposed to true scientific research that would include FDA approval."

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