Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging Kentucky cities and counties to endorse medical marijuana legislation which can help their citizens, many who are veterans fighting physical and mental illnesses, get care and relief they need. Grimes said momentum for medical cannabis in Kentucky is building and is challenging local officials in cities and counties across the state to join in the effort to legalize it. She said local offices should step up for their constituents to support medical cannabis legislation in the 2018 General Assembly. Medical marijuana is currently legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia. Several county governments in Kentucky have adopted resolutions encouraging the General Assembly to pass the legislation.