Ex-Miss Kentucky gets probation for smuggling marijuana into prison

LIMA, Ohio — A former Miss Kentucky who tried to smuggle a small amount of marijuana into an Ohio prison for her boyfriend won’t have to spend time behind bars. The Lima News reports 28-year-old Kia Hampton, of Louisville, Kentucky, received probation Wednesday during a hearing in Allen County in…

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Strip search of ex-Miss Kentucky after she dropped balloon of weed at prison visit was wrong says lawyer

Published: Oct 13, 2017, 12:03 pm • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 12:03 pm By The Associated Press LIMA, Ohio — A former Miss Kentucky USA who’s accused of smuggling marijuana into an Ohio prison shouldn’t have been pulled aside and searched by guards, her attorney told a judge. The attorney…

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Pennsylvania, Kentucky counties sue drug companies over opioid marketing

Published: Sep 22, 2017, 9:04 am • Updated: Sep 22, 2017, 10:18 am By The Associated Press MEDIA, Pa. — A southeastern Pennsylvania county sued 11 pharmaceutical companies Thursday for marketing tactics that county officials say misrepresent the dangers of long-term opioid usage while a national overdose crisis continues to…

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Kentucky gov and AG ask judge to dismiss lawsuit to legalize medical marijuana

Published: Jul 14, 2017, 9:15 am • Updated: Jul 14, 2017, 9:15 am By John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear want a Frankfort judge to dismiss a lawsuit calling for the legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky. In a motion filed Monday in…

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How hemp is slowly becoming the new tobacco for Kentucky farmers

Published: Dec 23, 2016, 7:46 am • Updated: Dec 23, 2016, 7:46 am By Jen Skerritt, Bloomberg News It looks like pot. It smells like pot. But it’s hemp, marijuana’s legal cousin, and it’s taking over the Bluegrass state. Across the rolling hills of Kentucky, which just two decades ago…

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Former US Rep Mike Ward And ‘Legalize Kentucky Now’ Seek To Reform Kentucky’s Marijuana Laws

People have been fighting for marijuana reform in Kentucky for a long time. The Southeastern part of the United States does not have any medical marijuana states or recreational marijuana states. A new organization was launched today to try to change that. The organization is called ‘Legalize Kentucky Now’ and…

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