Lou. senator wants to legalize med. marijuana after admitting to using it

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by Karm Dickerson/AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 5 at 11:45 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) – On Thursday Kentucky Senator Perry Clark of Louisville announced the Gatewood Galbraith Medical Marijuana Memorial Act in Frankfort.

The spirit of the man many call the perennial candidate was alive today at the state capitol. Activists and the late politician’s family members joined Louisville senator Perry Clark as he announced the Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act of 2013.

Though he lost five gubernatorial elections, Galbraith is fondly remembered by his supporters as a champion of medical marijuana. He even came to WHAS studios in the early ‘90s and literally showed our Doug Profitt his support for the drug.

As he announced the law which would legalize marijuana in Kentucky with a doctor's prescription, Senator Clark also admitted to using the drug himself.

If passed, the law would allow people with a prescription to have five grams of the drug a month or as many as five marijuana plants.  But that's still a big if.

Clark said he is promoting his bill some six months before the next legislative session in hopes of building support for it. A similar measure failed in this year's legislative session.

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