Medical marijuana is legal in 37 states and recreational marijuana is legal in 21 states. Many Kentucky residents are beginning to grow weary waiting for the relief they deserve and may be wondering when the Blue Grass state will pass legislation to launch a medical cannabis program.
Marijuana is a natural alternative medicine that has worked wonders for millions of people with a myriad of medical conditions. It has been proven to help with many symptoms associated with common medical ailments.
Kentucky residents are wondering when they will have a chance to get their own medical marijuana cards in their home state. In this blog, we will talk about the chance of medical marijuana becoming legal in Kentucky in 2023.
What Progress Has Been Made?
In April of 2022, Governor Andy Beshear created the Team Kentucky Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee and announced its members in June. The committee has toured Kentucky and listened to residents’ opinions on the matter.
Many of the stories the committee heard were quite moving, from mothers whose kids would greatly benefit from medical marijuana, to veterans or trauma survivors. After the committee released a report on their findings, the Governor signed two executive orders.
One executive order has allowed Kentuckians to purchase medical marijuana if they are suffering from any of the approved medical conditions. The second order was meant to regulate delta 8 THC products.
What’s the Hold Up?
Even with the data collected from the committee, republican members of the legislature want to see more research on cannabis. They fear that the legalization of medical marijuana will lead to the legalization of recreational marijuana, which they would not support.
However, the governor has also stated that he would not support the legalization of recreational marijuana, and has not expressed support for the allowance of home cultivation for medicinal purposes.
There will no doubt be a bill to legalize medical marijuana sometime this 2023 session, so we hope that the lawmakers will come to their senses and realize that the health of Kentucky residents is not a political issue.
Get Ready for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky
Although medical marijuana is not yet legal in Kentucky, we have high hopes that the efforts of the governor will not be in vain. We hope that medical cannabis will be legalized sometime during the 2023 legislative session.
If you want medical marijuana to come to Kentucky, click here to let your lawmakers know that they need to support your right to access safe, effective medical marijuana. Every message counts!
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!
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