Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Wednesday, November 15, 2017, that she is convening a task force of Kentuckians to focus on a legislative proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky. The task force will also study and propose potential implementation and regulation processes. The group is planned to be comprised of members of Kentucky’s medical community, as well as representatives from law enforcement and state agencies with regulatory oversight, medical marijuana advocates, and military veterans. Recent surveys show wide support among Kentuckians for legalizing marijuana for medical uses. Grimes said too many Kentuckians are suffering from debilitating physical and mental illnesses and more must be done to relieve their pain and suffering. The task force will meet next week in Frankfort.