Support Sen. Perry Clark: SB57 and SB76 (2017)


Legislation filed by Senator Perry Clark of Louisville, SB 57, seeks to establish a statewide, comprehensive medical marijuana program.

Senate Bill 57, The Cannabis Compassion Act, establishes regulations overseeing the establishment of state-licensed dispensaries to provide medical marijuana to qualified patients. It also permits patients to home cultivate their own supply of medical cannabis.

Senator Clark said: “Too many Kentuckians have had their lives stymied with criminal records as a result of nonviolent marijuana convictions. That is wrong. It is time to stop making criminals out of citizens due to outdated and ridiculous laws concerning cannabis.”

Under present state law, the possession of any amount of cannabis is classified as a criminal misdemeanor punishable by up to 45 days in jail, a fine, and a criminal record.

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have enacted statewide provisions allowing patients access to cannabis therapy. Data from other states finds that the enactment of medical marijuana access is associated with lower rates of opioid abuse and mortality, and does not negatively impact workplace safety, teen use, or motor vehicle safety.

Kentucky patients deserve these same protections.

Click here to contact your Senator and urge their support for this measure.

Additionally, Senator Clark has introduced Senate Bill 76, to legalize the possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for those over the age of 21.

SB 76, the Cannabis Freedom Act, allows adults to possess up to one ounce of cannabis, to cultivate up to five cannabis plants, to store excess cannabis lawfully grown for personal use at the location where it was cultivated; and to transfer up to one ounce of cannabis to another person age 21 or older without remuneration.

Eight states, encompassing some 20 percent of the US population, have enacted similar adult use regulations.

Click here contact your Senator and urge their support piece of legislation as well.

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8 Replies to “Support Sen. Perry Clark: SB57 and SB76 (2017)”

  1. Only in Kentucky, where US 420 leads to our state Capitol…could we still not address anything to do with medical cannabis while the states around us move on. This is discrimination if you ask me! Why aren’t we given any compassion? I’ve stopped going to doctor’s…They always assume you want their poison!
    BTW…has anyone ever noticed the Old mansion’s address is 420 High Street on US 420?!? Now that’s screaming smoke out!!

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    1. In answer to your question, I was not aware of that, at all! I don’t think I would call it a coincidence? Maybe it was intended as a sign from someone smarter than we have been?? Something to think about!


    1. Maybe we Kentucky residents make Governor Matt Bevin hold true to his word.

      Time for the EO pen to fix this issue, so we can use the tax revenue to fix the broken Kentucky Economy.

      But what does a pothead disabled veteran know. Not like I don’t already have to fight the VA for healthcare.

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    2. I’m pretty sure they start the licensing, occupations and administrative committee for senate bills on the 18th or 19th so some time after that probably if they even bring it up this year!!

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