Kentucky Governor Issues Medical Marijuana Executive Order Creating Advisory Committee To Study Patient Access Options

Kentucky Governor Issues Medical Marijuana Executive Order Creating Advisory Committee To Study Patient Access Options
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The governor of Kentucky has named members to a medical marijuana committee that will conduct public hearings on the issue and advise the governor on ways he can advance patient access while the legislature refuses to enact reform. Gov. Andy Beshear (D) made the announcement on Tuesday, issuing an executive order to put 17 experts on the panel that will soon be traveling the state to learn more about public views toward medical cannabis legislation and diving into various aspects of the issue. “Polling suggests 90 percent of Kentucky adults support legalizing medical cannabis, while at the same time, far too many in our state who could benefit from it are suffering,” Beshear said in a press release. Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the members of the Team Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee that will help advise him on providing access to medical cannabis for Kentuckians suffering from chronic pain and other medical conditions. Read more: https://t.co/1fLGexw4hU pic.twitter.com/9PTk760O1q — Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) June 14, 2022 “It is simply time that something more is done,” he said. “I want to make sure every voice is heard as I am weighing executive action that could provide access to medical cannabis in the commonwealth.” In April, the governor previewed plans to advance the issue of medical marijuana administratively, criticizing the Senate for failing to heed the will of voters and for “obstructing” reform by refusing to even give a hearing to a House-passed bill this year. Beshear has made several recent comments about the possibility of taking executive action on cannabis policy, but with a House-passed medical marijuana legalization bill now dead after the end of the legislative session, he’s expressed openness to administrative action. This latest announcement marks a key step to that end. Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety…

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