Preparing for medical cannabis in Kentucky – Spectrum News 1


FLORENCE, Ky. — The city of Florence became the latest in Kentucky to leave whether medical cannabis businesses will be allowed to operate within city limits up to voters.

What You Need To Know Medical cannabis becomes legal in Kentucky effective Jan. 1, 2025
Douglas Cox is hopeful to open one of the first medical cannabis dispensaries in northern Kentucky, but says process has been frustrating
Each city is responsible for coming up with its own regulations for whether businesses will be allowed to sell medical cannabis in that city
On Monday, June 18, the Florence City Council unanimously decided to leave the decision up to voters on the November ballot

Discussions on how to handle medical cannabis are ongoing around the state, as it’s set to become legal on Jan. 1, 2025.

Spectrum News 1 spoke to a man who hopes to be one of the first to open a medical cannabis dispensary in northern Kentucky.

Douglas Cox said he hasn’t always been a cannabis advocate. But when his younger brother Joe was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2012, cannabis changed his life, and changed Cox’ perspective.

“The doctor said, look, you might

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