Kentucky Nurses Association Endorses Legalizing Medical Cannabis

kentThe Kentucky Nurses Association has officially endorsed the legalization of medical cannabis, calling it an issue of patients’ rights.

“I hope that folks are going to see that when registered nurses say this is an important access to care issue, that folks are going to look at it as the medical and patient care issue that it is and not as a social issue,” says Maureen Keenan, executive director of the Kentucky Nurses Association, which is a state branch of the American Nurses Association (founded nearly 120 years ago in 1897).

The endorsements comes as lawmakers discuss legislation to legalize the medical use and distribution of cannabis and cannabis products, a move which is supported by first-year Governor Matt Bevin (R).

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