Kentucky Governor Educates Police About Medical Marijuana Executive Order As Activists Press Lawmakers To Pass A Comprehensive Bill

Kentucky Governor Educates Police About Medical Marijuana Executive Order As Activists Press Lawmakers To Pass A Comprehensive Bill
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As Kentucky advocates step up their push for medical marijuana legalization in the upcoming session, the governor is educating police about the scope of the executive order protecting certain patients who possess cannabis purchased in other states that he issued last month. Gov. Andy Beshear (D) said his administration is distributing what are known as “palm cards” to officers, with information about what will be permissible under his executive order that goes into effect on Sunday, January 1. At a press briefing on Thursday, he said that the cards are “very simple” for law enforcement to understand and should give patients a little peace of mind. Meanwhile, activists with groups including Kentucky Moms for Medical Cannabis (KMMC) and Kentucky NORML are making their position clear to lawmakers ahead of the session that starts next week, plastering the walls of a tunnel adjacent to the State Capitol building with hundreds of photos of patients to underscore the urgency of the reform. “They get to see that they’re not alone,” KMMC co-founder Kristin Wilcox told WHAS 11. “We have several advocates in here who died fighting for this, so we fight for them too.” On Wednesday, Beshear was among the first to sign a pledge that the organizers launched for elected officials to commit to working to legalize medical cannabis in the Bluegrass State. Many Kentuckians with chronic pain are suffering and searching for relief. Today I visited with Moms for Cannabis, advocates who are looking for health solutions that don't sacrifice quality of life – something medical cannabis can deliver. pic.twitter.com/RG9sZUWA63 — Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) December 28, 2022 “Many Kentuckians with chronic pain are suffering and searching for relief,” the governor, who touted his cannabis executive order in an end-of-year accomplishments list, said. “Today I visited with Moms for Cannabis,…

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