Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee Meets

Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee Meets
High Times

The Team Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee met for the first time on Monday to discuss their responsibilities and two upcoming town hall meetings. The first town hall meeting is set for July 6, in Pikeville, Kentucky. The meeting will be in the University of Pikeville’s Health Professions Education Building. The second town hall meeting is slated for July 19 at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Frankfort. Both are scheduled to run 90 minutes. Two additional meetings will be scheduled at a later date. The committee will travel around the state, gathering opinions on the medical cannabis issue and provide feedback to the governor’s office. Gov. Andy Beshear created the committee last week through an executive order. The 17-member board is composed of attorneys, university professors, medical cannabis advocates, members of law enforcement, and health care professionals. Secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet Ray Perry and Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Kerry Harvey were named co-chairs of the panel. Members will serve on the committee for two years, according to the executive order. “We start with a committee of people that really bring a wide array of experience and expertise to the project,” Harvey told The Courier Journal. “You have medical people, pharmacy people, you have people that know a lot about substance abuse disorders, and you have people with very deep experience in law enforcement and prosecution. The committee itself can provide a great deal of useful information.” The goal of the group, according to Harvey and Beshear’s office, is to listen to the people of Kentucky and bring their perspectives on medical cannabis back to the governor and other officials. “Our plan is to go to different parts of the state and really just to have open town hall meetings so that anyone who is…

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