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How Will the Senate Race Impact Medical Marijuana Laws

State Senate President, Robert Stivers, said that he may approve medical marijuana in Kentucky as long as the law is very restrictive in nature. What does he mean by this? Well, according to Stivers, the only people who deserve access to cannabis are on their deathbeds.

That’s right, Stivers said the only way he will approve a medical cannabis bill is if its only purpose is to help relieve pain for those who are at the end of their lives. However, he does not even fully believe that cannabis can relieve pain at all.

Stivers has been a huge obstacle for the medical cannabis bill in Kentucky. He does not believe that cannabis should be allowed to be smoked or vaped, stating the health risks of smoking cannabis.

Meanwhile, Governor Beshear pushes for a real medical marijuana program in the state, but unfortunately, House republicans do not agree with him regarding the many benefits of cannabis use.

Beshear is seeking re-election and will continue to push for the legalization of medical cannabis if he is re-elected. Under Beshear’s order, these are the qualifying conditions that would make a person eligible for medical cannabis:

  • Cancer

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease

  • Epilepsy

  • Intractable seizures

  • Parkinson's disease

  • Crohn's disease

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Sickle cell anemia

  • Severe and chronic pain

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome

  • Neuropathies

  • Severe arthritis

  • Hepatitis C

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Intractable pain

  • Muscular dystrophy

  • Huntington's disease

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

  • Glaucoma

  • A terminal illness

If Beshear is re-elected, the odds of a real medical marijuana program being enacted are good, as he has promised to continue fighting for what is right. Only time will tell.

Get Ready for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

Although medical marijuana is not currently legal in Kentucky, it is inevitable! Soon, Kentucky officials will have no choice but to pass legislation approving a medical marijuana program, because polls have shown that residents want them to.

You can get prepared beforehand, so you can ensure that you won’t have to wait any longer than you have to for medical marijuana to come to Kentucky. Call your politicians and let them know your feelings about a medical program!

Cannabis is a natural, safe alternative medicine without the harsh side effects that come with many prescription drugs. If you think you could benefit from medical marijuana, speak your mind to your lawmakers so we can get you the relief you deserve!

After you’ve contacted your lawmakers, contact us!

Reserve an evaluation online today with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors, and we’ll book an appointment for you just as soon as Kentucky’s medical marijuana market is up and running. Why wait any longer than you have to for the relief you’ve been missing?

You’ll meet with your doctor virtually via a telemedicine appointment using your smartphone or computer. Together, you’ll discuss your condition and decide if medical marijuana is right for you. You’ll even save $25 off the cost of the appointment if you reserve your evaluation today!

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