Marijuana skeptics fear ‘de facto legalization’ in states-10/6/18


POLITICO 10-6-18

Marijuana skeptics fear ‘de facto legalization’ in states

By SAM SUTTON and CARLA MARINUCCI 10/06/2018

When Jason Nemes, a Republican legislator in deeply conservative Kentucky, proposed a bill allowing the sale of medicinal marijuana this year, he included strict conditions to prevent doctors from rampantly prescribing the drug.

After all, Nemes has no interest in actually legalizing pot: He hasn’t smoked, he’s decidedly anti-drug and, until recently, he was even skeptical of marijuana’s effectiveness for treating conditions like cancer or epilepsy.

“We’re not interested in allowing people to go and smoke marijuana just for the heck of it.” Nemes told POLITICO.

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About Jason Maynard

Jason is a KY4MM volunteer from the mountains of East Kentucky who has been an advocate for medical cannabis for many years. He contributes to our website and social media platforms. He believes that science and the truth will prevail, and that evidence and data are our most powerful tools to make that happen. He can be reached through Twitter @KYMMJason