Kentucky Medical Marijuana/Cannabis Act

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Kentucky Medical Marijuana/Cannabis Act

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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I have been HIV positive for about ten years. Just a little over a year ago, my doctor in Indiana started prescribing me Marinol to combat my constant nausea and loss of appetite and weight. It really worked like a charm, with no side effects. Now, since moving to Kentucky, I have been told this drug is illegal to prescribe here. I mean, REALLY???? Are you kidding me!? This drug is well-researched and has been in use all over the country for thirty or more years. This situation is just unbelievable to me.
Recently told NEVER take an NSAID again due to perforated ulcer. Every narcotic you allow to be given has the potential to kill me and I have a right to medication that will help not harm me
I'm 28 an in a wheelchair I was born with MD an I been in a wheelchair sense I was 8 it's hard for me to get anything in this state when your in chronic pain they act like u just a drug abuser I was gettin lowercets an marijuana helped me sleep eat an also my pain in between time to take it so I wouldn't have to double up on my medicine I'd smoke a joint I went to the doc an they found it in my system now i get nothing just have to deal with it I think medical marijuana would help me more than any pills
i believe it should b legal n would like to c it become legal... i suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2000
I have dystonia and was reading that will help for the pain.I would rather use cannabis than poping pills.
I believe that if you are in a safe environment, not driving around, that you should be allowed to use marijuana for medicinal purposes.