Kentuckians for Medicinal Marijuana (KY4MM) is a registered 501(c)(4) non-profit organization working to legalize medicinal use of cannabis in Kentucky. We are working to bring a better quality of life to patients, and an untapped industry in the state of Kentucky.
KY4MM is dedicated to providing truthful research supported information to educate the general public, physicians, law enforcement, and elected officials at all levels of government about the medicinal values of cannabis. We want everyone to understand the facts so that the injustice that is cannabis prohibition can be righted. The greatest harm associated with cannabis is the prohibition itself.
KY4MM was founded on Jun 13, 2013 by Jaime Montalvo after facing the criminal ramifications due to his cultivation and use of cannabis in order to treat his multiple sclerosis. He faced years in prison, but most importantly he lost custody of his child. In its short existence KY4MM has built a following of patients and citizens alike from across the state of Kentucky. With the help of their dedicated volunteer staff it has gained the attention of legislators from a multitude of counties due to the crafting of HB 350 and SB 43.
During the 2014 legislative session KY4MM made multiple historical events in the state of Kentucky:
- 1st medical cannabis bill to be introduced into KY House of Representative
- 1st medical cannabis bill to have a hearing during KY General Assembly
- 1st medical cannabis bill to be passed out of committee favorably
In 2018, HB 166, which would have created a well-regulated medical marijuana program in the state of Kentucky, was not given a floor vote. We hope to advance a similar bill in the upcoming 2019 Kentucky General Assembly, and have it signed into law.
KY4MM is currently working to schedule interim meetings before various legislative committees. We will educate the state through the summer so that we may get this much needed legislation passed through the general assembly.