The bill we have been helping put together has finally been introduced! Thank you for your continued support in helping to make medical cannabis a reality in Kentucky.
Establishes a comprehensive system for medical cannabis, including provisions for medical verification of need, persons allowed to cultivate, use, and possess the drug, organizations allowed to assist in providing the drug, regulation by the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control, interaction on the part of state and local governments, including law enforcement, with persons and entities coming within the purview of the Act, and the establishment of required reporting and review procedures.
View our Cannabis Compassion Act (SB263)
There was also a third medical cannabis bill that was introduced during 2016 legislative session (SB304) which we did not work on.
Medical marijuana for palliative or hospice care.
Amend KRS 218A.010 to define “medically necessary marijuana”; establish the Implementation Task Force on the Palliative and Hospice Use of Medical Marijuana, select members, and establish the requirement to prepare legislation and present it before the 2017 General Assembly and establish issues to be discussed.
This bill can be found found here.