Medical Marijuana Trials In KY

Proposed Bill For Clinical Trials For Medical Marijuana In Kentucky

Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, filed a bill that is attempting to get clinical trials set up to study the medicinal benefits of medical marijuana.  Senate Bill 236, would commandeer funding for clinical trials.  The bill pulls funds from Kentucky Access, which is a health insurance program for high-risk patients that is winding down because of the new health benefit exchange being in place.  If the bill is successful clinical health trials could begin in March 31, 2015.

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Going For Two In KY

Bill Passed Allowing A Candidate To Run For Two Elected Positions At Once In Kentucky

The Kentucky State Senate passed a Senate Bill 205, Tuesday that would allow a person to run for two offices at the same time.  This applies directly to Republic Senator Rand Paul, who is planning a run for the presidency in 2016.  The new legislation does not name Sen. Paul specifically, but he was a strong proponent of the bill.  Kentucky state law through KRS § 118.405, currently bans a candidate from appearing on a ballot twice.

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Discharging Student Loans Through Bankruptcy

A New Bill Is Before Congress That Would Allow People To Discharge Student Loan Debt Through Bankruptcy

Here at Hurst & Hurst Law we like to try to keep people informed about potential changes in the law that are likely to affect people across the state of Kentucky.  Such a change may be on the horizon.  As many are already aware, Americans are currently unable to file for bankruptcy protection on student loan debt.  Congresswoman Frederica Wilson of Florida is trying to change that with her proposed new bill, the Student Borrowers Bill of Rights Act.  If passed, this bill would do far more than just allow Americans to discharge student loan debt through bankruptcy.  Continue reading