September 20, 2016
THE TIMELINE OF KENTUCKY MARIJUANA BILLS
*March 2, 2016
On Wednesday, March 2, Sen. Perry Clark of Louisville introduced two new Bills, one for Hemp and another for medical marijuana.
Senate Bill 262 is AN ACT relating to industrial hemp.
Senate Bill 263 is AN ACT relating to medical cannabis.
*March 1, 2016
HB 584 AN ACT relating to the medical use of marijuana in Kentucky
Introduced March 1, 2016
*January 6, 2016
Introduced on January 6, 2016
*February 5, 2015
Introduced on February 5, 2015
AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments.
Amend and create various KRS sections to convert certain misdemeanors to pre-payable violations and set fines.
Feb 5-Introduced in House
*January 9, 2015
Introduced on January 9, 2015
AN ACT relating to marijuana.
Amend KRS 218A.1422 to make the possession of two ounces of marijuana or less a violation punishable by a maximum fine of $75; amend KRS 218A.1423 to make cultivation of five marijuana plants or less a Class B misdemeanor; name the Act the Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Act.
Jan 9-Introduced in Senate
Feb 3-to Judiciary (S)
*January 6, 2015
Introduced on January 6, 2015
House Speaker Greg Stumbo’s medical marijuana bill wasn’t going to pass this year anyway, he said Thursday, so his House Bill 3 is likely dead after no vote was taken in a committee hearing.
*April 10, 2014
2014-02-05 Senate introduced in Senate
2014-04-10 Senate signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 112)
Legislators did make an effort to help some seriously ill patients who could benefit from cannabidiol (“CBD,” a non-psychoactive component of marijuana). On Thursday, April 10, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law a proposal that is intended to allow patients to use CBD if directed to do so by a physician.
*January 7, 2014
Medical Marijuana Bill Kentucky 2015, SB 43/LM/CI (BR 287)
Introduced on January 7, 2014
Jan 7-introduced in Senate
Jan 13-to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
*January 8, 2013
Senator Perry Clark submitted SB11 to the judiciary committee last week
Introduced on January 8, 2013
Greetings Well the bill has been submitted and now it’s our turn. Senator Perry Clark submitted SB11 to the judiciary committee last week. http://www.mpp.org/states/kentucky/ It is one of the most aggressive legalization bills to date and we are asking all supporters to get on board to help us push this bill through. You can see a summary of the bill here: http://kentuckyveteransformedicalmarijua.blogspot.com/2012/09/gatewood-galbraith-memorial-medical.html
In the coming days I will be sending out information on what needs to be done. We will also be sending out another petition so be sure to sign it as we will be using it to further the legislation along. This is a short session folks but I know that working together we can get this done. I would like to hear from any veterans we might have, especially if you belong to the VFW. There is big news concerning the VA.
Folks I am excited about our chances. I’m hearing more and more positive feedback from legislators every day. We are getting closer to making this bill a reality. If you have any questions you may contact me here at firstname.lastname@example.org United, We Stand! Ron Moore Kentucky Veterans for Medical Marijuana www.kentuckyveteransformedicalmarijuana.net Find your legislator at this link: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/whoswho/email.htm
or Call the Toll-Free Legislative Message Line at 1-800-372-7181 to leave a message.
Legislation introduced to legalize marijuana in Kentucky
FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) – Kentucky Sen. Perry B. Clark introduced legislation that would make marijuana a legal drug for doctors to prescribe.
Thursday afternoon, the Louisville Democrat held a news conference at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort to introduce the Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act. Clark was joined at the news conference by Galbraith’s daughter, Molly Galbraith, and other supporters of medical marijuana.
They said medical research has proven it has many benefits for everything from Parkinson’s disease to tumor regression, prostate cancer, nausea and pain.
Gatewood Galbraith, a perennial candidate for governor of Kentucky and an outspoken proponent of the legalization of marijuana, privacy rights and other civil liberties died at his home near Lexington in January at the age of 64.
Twenty states have approved some type of medical marijuana usage and several other states have similar legislation pending.
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