Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Gov. Beshear Signs Cannabidiol Bill

Press Release Date:  Thursday, April 10, 2014  
Contact Information:  Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian

Allows limited use of oil extracted from cannabis plant for use in medical treatment

FRANKFORT, Ky. – “Today I signed SB124, which will allow families experiencing difficult health problems new options for treatment.

Both our law enforcement leaders and our drug policy director worked with the legislators on this bill, and they gave the bill their support. Because the bill has been carefully constructed to require that any prescriptive recommendation for the oil can come only from physicians at the state’s research universities or through an FDA clinical trial, I am confident that this law will provide the relief that these families seek, without creating complications for our law enforcement community.” – Governor Steve Beshear