Kentucky Medical Marijuana/Cannabis Act

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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 Hidradenitis Suppurativa. This is a condition that leads to chronic pain, boils, self issues among many other things. http://www.hs-foundation.org/about-hs/impact-on-patients/
I have been to doctors, therapists, and tried self remedies nothing works and people like those close to me are very harsh towards me because marijuana is illegal. I quit smoking when I became pregnant and have not started back because of the legal issues. It does not make me a bad person because I used marijuana medicinally when it helped me do more because it moderated my pain. Doctors do not know what to do about my condition they have no idea what causes and frankly at my age they look at me from all outward appearances besides my skin issue and see that I am healthy however, Inside I hurt constantly. If I rub my legs the wrong way I get shooting pains, I have had surgeries, nerve damage, and constant reoccurring lesions to where I am scarred for life. I live on creams, ointments, soaps, and anything otc that may help me. There is a pill epidemic and it is killing a mass majority of people but, marijuana has not directly killed anyone. When I smoked I would smoke a little before bed and in the morning. I would not smoke to get 'high" as some people may say I would smoke to take the edge off of my pain. I cleaned my house, I walked everyday, I could go places, and I was very outgoing and pain free. Today is a different story because I will not lose my son because of legal issues related to marijuana. Please pass this law and have HS as one of the qualifying conditions so, that it is accessible to patients like myself.
Thank-you
The entire world has been permitted to live as they please regardless of virtue or humanity so why not advocate something that may actually be useful or productive to our society not solely to our governments pockets. Medicinal Marijuana is a remedy for many medical issues but is illegal to benefit who? IT IS NOT HARMFUL Alcohol and Cigarettes are PROVEN to be harmful and they are LEGAL. Marijuana has no medical effects, no fatalities due to it's consumption and should be legal.
I have debilitating migraines and standard medications are not able to control this for me. It would be nice to have another option that would alleviate many of the symptoms so I can more fully enjoy my life.
If I have marijuana in my system, pain management doctors are not allowed to see or treat me even though I have refused all pain meds (because of the addiction possibilities). This really does not make sense.
My life has become miserable since the gov. decided to take my right of have pain meds, for my horrible Im in everyday. Im not a junkie, How does the Gov. have the right, to tell my dr. that went to school many yrs that if they have to many patients on pain meds. They could lose the practice.. All the gov. did was to make heroin overdoses, to the max. They can't get pain meds, so they turn to heroin! But outta of my painful life, I have had 2 TKR Right & left knee, back disease, neck & back deformities, I have a major break down from to much pain, if I do more than 10 min of housework, I do nothing but sit now. Prisoner of my recliner. I read that MEDICAL MARIJUANA in the state of KENTUCKY, could help with pain, all my siblings have terrible bone pain, even my son, since he was a teenager has horrible Back & neck pain, He already went through cancer. Why can't we get relief from A mother nature type of pain relief, I would think that why mother nature made this, instead of phar.pills. Give my right to get treatment for my pain! Sub MEDICAL MARIJUANA in the state of KENTUCKY & quit selling tobacco
TY SUE Brooker
The People have spoken.
I only wish we'd allowed the use of medical marijuana when my mother was alive. She suffered for so many decades needlessly from horrible pain.

Hopefully, other will not have to suffer.
All my friends are dead from pharmaceuticals. All my nicest best friends I grew up with are locked up for smoking, gettin caught, failing drug test, because they're being a victim, bring treated far worse for committing a victimless crime. U don't like me smoking in my home? I don't come in your house and slap the aspirin out of your hands and take you to jail; lock you up against your will, forcing you to lose your job from your spouse and children because I don't like aspirin.