Medical marijuana users should be patients, not criminals


CJ 3/19/2019

Medical marijuana users should be patients. In Kentucky, they’re criminals.

By Daniel J. Canon – Opinion Contributor
The Courier Journal
March 19, 2019

I am a civil rights lawyer who lost an important case last week. Losses are an inevitability in my line of work; you learn to take your lumps. But this one is different.

Had this suit been successful, it would have allowed doctors to prescribe cannabis to patients who need it in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Had we won, Kentucky would have become the 34th state in the union to allow medical marijuana in some form. Had the courts agreed with my clients, they would have been free to choose a course of treatment that is recognized by a growing number of experts worldwide.

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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