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Kentucky Medical Marijuana/Cannabis Act

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<p>3:52 PM 2/1/2010</p><p>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.</p><p>This "BILL" will include but is not limited to the following constraints:</p><p>1. The "BILL" will enact a statutory mechanism to regulate and authorize the <br/>medical use of Marijuana by "qualifying patients" who have a valid "registry <br/>identification card" (i.e., a "registered qualifying patient") and permits any<br/> qualifying patient to apply to the Department of Health or other entity as set<br/> forth in the provisions of the "bill", for a registry card to be used under the mechanism, <br/>with the application including a health care practitioner's written certification stating<br/> that the qualifying patient is likely to receive therapeutic or <br/>palliative benefit from the medical use of Marijuana/Cannabis.</p><p>2. Defines a "qualifying patient" as a person who has been diagnosed by<br/> a health care practitioner as having a debilitating medical condition.</p><p>3. Specifies certain Cannabis-related activities,</p><p>4. Permits a "primary caregiver" who is at least 21 years of age<br/> to be registered as above.</p><p>5. Sets a time limit for approval or denial of an application.</p><p>6. Provides for the revocation of a registry card in specified circumstances.</p><p>7. Requires the "patient" or "caregiver" to maintain Cannabis/Marijuana plants <br/>in an enclosed area out of public view.</p><p>8. Provides certain protections to a registered, qualifying patients and caregivers<br/> related to their cardholder status, i.e., parental rights, employer's, etc.,</p><p>9. Specifies that the mechanism DOES NOT REQUIRE: <br/> a. a government medical assistance program or private health insurer <br/>to bear the cost for this "medication".<br/> b. an employer to accomodate the use of Cannabis/Marijuana in the <br/>workplace, nor any employee working while impaired.</p><p>10. Imposes functions and duties upon the Department of Health (or other entity), <br/>that relate to the medical use of Cannabis/Marijuana.</p><p>11. Establishes an "advisory council" to accept and consider petitions from the <br/>public or physicians to consider the addition of debilitating illnesses.</p><p>12. Prohibits any person or government entity from disclosing any information<br/> contained in an application for a registry identification card.</p><p>13. "Visiting patients" who have been documented in another state who come to <br/>Kentucky on a limited basis shall be recognized as having complied with the law of Kentucky.</p><p>14. Specifies that POSSESSION OF OR APPLICATION FOR A REGISTRY IDENTIFICATION <br/>CARD DOES NOT CONSTITUTE PROBABLE CAUSE OR REASONABLE SUSPICION TO SEARCH OR <br/>SEIZE THE PERSON OR PROPERTY OF THE PERSON POSSESSING OR APPLYING FOR THE CARD.</p><p>NO PERSON MAY BE SUBJECT TO ARREST, PROSECUTION, OR PENALTY OR BE DENIED ANY RIGHT<br/> OR PRIVILEGE SOLELY FOR BEING WITH OR NEAR A REGISTERED PRIMARY CAREGIVER OR PA</p>

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2 days 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.
September 13, 2016
Someone from Elizabethtown, KY signed.
September 10, 2016
Someone from Carrollton, KY signed.
September 10, 2016
Someone from Carrollton, KY signed.
September 1, 2016
Someone from Verona, KY signed.
August 27, 2016
Someone from Carrollton, KY signed.
August 27, 2016
Someone from Carrollton, KY signed.
August 26, 2016
Someone from Catlettsburg, KY signed.