Kentucky Measure to Legalize Medical Cannabis Introduced, Public Hearing Set
Kentucky State Senator Perry Clark has introduced a measure which would legalize medical cannabis in the state. The proposal has been assigned to the Health and Welfare Joint Committee, and a public hearing has been set for August 21st.
“It’s time”, stated Senator Clark, speaking about the proposal, “40 percent of the states have already passed medical marijuana laws and Kentucky is kind of fallen behind on that. The science is far on our side. Cannabis is medicine. It’s medicine in its many forms”.
Under Clark’s proposal, qualified patients would be authorized to possess as well as privately cultivate cannabis (5 ounces and 5 plants), and the state’s Board of Pharmacy would be directed to license dispensaries.
Advocates of medical cannabis in Kentucky should be fast at work contacting their district’s legislator and state’s governor; you can find their contact information by clicking here.