Kentucky Medical Cannabis Bill SB 47 Passes Senate
Yesterday, we were in the gallery as the Kentucky State Senate, for the first time, passed a medical cannabis bill.
26-11, the senate passed SB 47, a bill that would legalize medical cannabis for Kentuckians, as well as set a goal of 2025 to be implemented, giving two more years for advocates to make changes for patients.
The house also gave it its first reading, meaning that the next moment of action will be March 29th when the Kentucky House will need to pass the bill, and get it ready for the Governor’s signature on the 30th. The Kentucky House has passed similar legislation two of the past three years by large margins.
The bill contains six qualifying conditions:
Any type or form of cancer regardless of stage
Chronic, severe, intractable, or debilitating pain
Epilepsy or any intractable seizure disorder
Multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms, or spasticity
Chronic nausea that has proven resistant to other conventional medical treatments
PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder.)
Many activist groups from Kentuckians for Medical Marijuana, Kentucky Moms for Medical Cannabis, Kentucky NORML, and more have been working tirelessly for this for many years, and have gotten a great victory for Kentucky patients, and Kentucky.
There are huge thanks due to the sponsors of this bill Senators West, Higdon, Yates, Thomas, Frommeyer, Angel, Berg, Armstrong, Meredith, Neal, Nemes, Smith, Webb, Wheeler.
Groups promise that they’ll be in Frankfort however to continue being a part of the discussion. They urge individuals to continue calling 1-800-372-7181 to encourage your representatives to vote YES, on SB 47 !
We’ll continue here too, so stay tuned! Now let’s look forward to guaranteeing home grow for medical patients and all Kentuckians up to 25 plants, and 1 acre direct to consumer sales for small farms.