Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill approved through KY Senate Committee
Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill: The Kentucky Senate voted Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state, providing a successful endorsement after years of opposing access to cannabis for those suffering from a range of debilitating illnesses. The measure passed the Senate on a 26-11 vote before it was sent to the House, which has supported medical cannabis measures in the past. Republicans have a majority in both houses.
While the bill would make medical marijuana legal in the state, the required eligibility criteria are not costly.
- Chronic, severe, intractable, or debilitating pain.
- Epilepsy or any other intractable seizure disorder.
- Multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms, or spasticity.
- Any type or form of cancer, regardless of stage.
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
- Chronic nausea or cyclic vomiting syndrome that has proved resistant to other conventional medical treatments.
Any of these situations must be diagnosed by a doctor in order for the patient to get certification to possess medical marijuana.
It won’t be available until 2025, should Gov. Beshear approve it, so the state has time to regulate it.
Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill: This is one of those issues where you do the bookkeeping and you list the pros and cons,” said Republican Sen. Stephen West, the lead sponsor of the bill. “And it’s a long list on both sides. But for me personally, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
Our main aim is to legalize, regulate and eliminate—and we’re working to make sure this bill does just that.
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