(KY) Representative To File Bill Allowing Counties To Decide On Marijuana Legalization


(LEX 18) A press release from the campaign manager for Representative Dan Johnson of Bullitt County said that he is filing a bill for the 2018 General Assembly that if passed, would allow local jurisdictions to hold local option elections to decide whether to allow marijuana growth, possession, and distribution.

“A lot of people want government to crack down on marijuana use, a lot of people want it to be available for people who have medical needs for it and a lot of people just want to be left alone to use it when they want to,” Rep. Johnson (R-Bullitt County) said. “We need a compromise that works for everyone and I think I have a pretty good idea.”

Johnson says there is a lot of disagreement about how the state should legalize marijuana or if the state should legalize marijuana. He said he believes the best solution would be to let each county decide on their own.

“The population is split on marijuana, but it’s clear that the momentum is headed toward growing and using it legally in Kentucky,” Johnson said. “This approach would allow us to have up to 120 different approaches to an issue that clearly isn’t one size fits all. Some counties won’t touch it and some will transform their economies on an agricultural product with worldwide demand.”


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