From Molly Galbraith
As many of you can imagine, this bill means a lot to me and my family. My Dad, Gatewood Galbraith spent the better part of 4 decades trying to get medicinal marijuana to sick and dying Kentuckians.
Let’s be honest, the real reason it was made illegal in the first place was because pharmaceutical companies didn’t like the competition and they had more money and more power than the farmers did. If you haven’t already, PLEASE honor my Dad and his life’s work by signing this bill:
Louis Gatewood Galbraith (1947 – 2012)
Louis Gatewood Galbraith was a well-known Lexington lawyer and perennial candidate for Kentucky Governor. He was born in Carlisle, Kentucky to Henry Clay and Dollie Galbraith and was the fourth of seven children. He graduated from University of Kentucky in 1977 and in 1977, earned a law degree from University of Kentucky College of Law.
Galbraith is best known as a perennial candidate for Kentucky Governor. His most recent campaign was in 2011 where he ran as an independent and garnered almost 9 percent of the votes. He was also an advocate for the legalization of cannabis.
Gatewood Galbraith died on January 3, 2012 at the age of 64. He has three daughters.
Published in The Courier-Journal on January 5, 2012
Galbraith, Louis Gatewood
Galbraith, Louis Gatewood, 64, beloved father, grandfather, attorney and civil rights advocate, died peacefully at his home with family on Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012. Born in Carlisle, KY, he was the son of the late Henry Clay and Dollie Eliza Gatewood Galbraith. He was a former Marine, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, and the University of Kentucky College of Law. He was a humanitarian, friend, and author – who worked tirelessly for the people of Kentucky.
He is survived by his three daughters, Summer Galbraith Sears (Kate), Dunedin, New Zealand; Abby Sears Galbraith (Ryan Moldt); and Molly Galbraith, both of Lexington. He is also survived his two grandchildren, Connor Gatewood Moldt and Ella Grace Middleton Sears; his siblings, Don Lynam, Liz Whitehorn (Ken), Edna Hancock (Terrell), Hank Galbraith (Judy), Mike Galbraith (Julie), all of Lexington, Tim Galbraith (LuAnn) of Louisville; his former wife and the mother of his children, Susan C. Sears; his lifelong friend, Kim Eisner; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Judy G. Lynam.
The visitation for family and very close friends will be held between 4-8 PM on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at the Crown Plaza Campbell House, in the Colonial Ballroom. Parking is available at the rear of the Crown Plaza Campbell House. There will be a public gathering and a celebration of his extraordinary life — the location, date and time to be announced by his family. Milward-Broadway is in charge of arrangements.