Kentucky Governor Calls On Lawmakers To Pass Medical Marijuana Legalization ‘This Session’ In Annual Speech

Kentucky Governor Calls On Lawmakers To Pass Medical Marijuana Legalization ‘This Session’ In Annual Speech
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The governor of Kentucky used his State of the Commonwealth address on Wednesday to call on the legislature to legalize medical marijuana “this session,” saying that it’s an essential reform for the state to make sure it is “treating people right.” “Far too many Kentuckians are suffering from life-threatening and chronic conditions like our veterans with PTSD or Kentuckians with cancer,” Gov. Andy Beshear (D) said. That’s why he signed a pair of executive orders in November, which took effect at the beginning of the month, he said. Those moves allow patients who meet certain criteria to possess up to eight ounces of medical cannabis legally obtained from dispensaries in other states and also regulate the sale of delta-8 THC products. The governor said that the medical cannabis order is important because it “allows people to get help they need without fearing a misdemeanor.”

“Treating people right also dictates that this session, and that this General Assembly, finally legalize medical cannabis,” Beshear said. He shared the story of a mother, Chasity Harney, who was diagnosed with cancer and prescribed “every form of pain pill,” yet still found “little relief.” Harney “found real relief from medicinal cannabis oil,” the governor said. “It’s going to help a lot of people. Let’s pass medical cannabis for Chastity and every person in need.” Kentuckians overwhelmingly support medical cannabis and are driving to neighboring states to spend their dollars. Why don’t we keep that money here? And let’s give Kentuckians another thing they want – and finally pass sports betting. #SOTC2023 — Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) January 5, 2023 Beshear also talk about medical cannabis as a priority in a preview video he released ahead of his State of the Commonwealth address.
  The speech comes as advocates in Kentucky have…

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