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Kentucky Medical Marijuana/Cannabis Act

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3:52 PM 2/1/2010

BE IT KNOWN that it is the intent of this "petition" to collect signatures to be submitted to the Kentucky Legislative body to enact a "bill" to authorize the use of MEDICAL MARIJUANA in the state of KENTUCKY.

This "BILL" will include but is not limited to the following constraints:

1. The "BILL" will enact a statutory mechanism to regulate and authorize the
medical use of Marijuana by "qualifying patients" who have a valid "registry
identification card" (i.e., a "registered qualifying patient") and permits any
qualifying patient to apply to the Department of Health or other entity as set
forth in the provisions of the "bill", for a registry card to be used under the mechanism,
with the application including a health care practitioner's written certification stating
that the qualifying patient is likely to receive therapeutic or
palliative benefit from the medical use of Marijuana/Cannabis.

2. Defines a "qualifying patient" as a person who has been diagnosed by
a health care practitioner as having a debilitating medical condition.

3. Specifies certain Cannabis-related activities,

4. Permits a "primary caregiver" who is at least 21 years of age
to be registered as above.

5. Sets a time limit for approval or denial of an application.

6. Provides for the revocation of a registry card in specified circumstances.

7. Requires the "patient" or "caregiver" to maintain Cannabis/Marijuana plants
in an enclosed area out of public view.

8. Provides certain protections to a registered, qualifying patients and caregivers
related to their cardholder status, i.e., parental rights, employer's, etc.,

9. Specifies that the mechanism DOES NOT REQUIRE:
a. a government medical assistance program or private health insurer
to bear the cost for this "medication".
b. an employer to accomodate the use of Cannabis/Marijuana in the
workplace, nor any employee working while impaired.

10. Imposes functions and duties upon the Department of Health (or other entity),
that relate to the medical use of Cannabis/Marijuana.

11. Establishes an "advisory council" to accept and consider petitions from the
public or physicians to consider the addition of debilitating illnesses.

12. Prohibits any person or government entity from disclosing any information
contained in an application for a registry identification card.

13. "Visiting patients" who have been documented in another state who come to
Kentucky on a limited basis shall be recognized as having complied with the law of Kentucky.

14. Specifies that POSSESSION OF OR APPLICATION FOR A REGISTRY IDENTIFICATION
CARD DOES NOT CONSTITUTE PROBABLE CAUSE OR REASONABLE SUSPICION TO SEARCH OR
SEIZE THE PERSON OR PROPERTY OF THE PERSON POSSESSING OR APPLYING FOR THE CARD.

NO PERSON MAY BE SUBJECT TO ARREST, PROSECUTION, OR PENALTY OR BE DENIED ANY RIGHT
OR PRIVILEGE SOLELY FOR BEING WITH OR NEAR A REGISTERED PRIMARY CAREGIVER OR PA

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Someone from Ashland, KY signed.
3 days ago
Someone from Greeneville, TN writes:
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I am moving to this area and I believe It absolutely should be legal! No doubt about it! It has proven to be one of the most medicinal plants God has ever created!
3 days ago
Someone from Greeneville, TN writes:
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I am moving to this area and I believe It absolutely should be legal! No doubt about it! It has proven to be one of the most medicinal plants God has ever created!
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October 19, 2016
Someone from Brownsville, KY writes:
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It's crazy how marijuana is a crime. Alcohol and tobacco kill people every day but pot has never. They should legalize it for people who need it for medical treatment.
October 8, 2016
Someone from Mount Washington, KY writes:
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It's sad that someone who has severe anxiety can go to the doctor and get prescribed Xanax that make me feel like a zombie and are very addictive but I can't go to the doctor and get prescribed marijuana which is a natural plant that isn't addictive, is safer, and I can function 1,000x better on. What is wrong with the world we live in?
2 months ago
Someone from Mount Washington, KY signed.
September 22, 2016
Someone from Eminence, KY writes:
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Medical Marijuana would make a drastic change in the use of prescription drugs that are extremely addictive. I honestly don't see how alcohol is legal and marijuana isn't. Marijuana doesn't make you violent, nor completely ignorant. It helps with anxiety and depression along with chronic migranes and menstrual cramps. I'm moving out of kentucky so I can get my medical card, when a person like me gets denied because of the state law instead of their health issues and disorders it's complete bullcrap.
September 15, 2016
Someone from Russell Springs, KY signed.