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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Been in remission for few months but still sick all the time, have a couple more years till I'm to the 5 year limit.... I think should be legal it would help so many ppeople and their famlies....
they will legalize gay marriage which will ensue many more bad health effects but won't legalize Marijuana wth has happend to America. Marijuana helps in numerous medical conditions... does gay marriage help anything but hemoroids
I am a disabled army vet that is dealing with flash backs and night mares and just a little bit of green medicine helps me get through the worst parts of my day I have a lot of other issues that it helps with also
Marijuana has great benefits it helps with depression , anxiety and other medical conditions. I have been diagnosed with depression, bipolar , and PTSD from childhood traumas. Smoking marijuana helps my anger inside it also helps my depression I feel more alive and want to do things have family outtings with the kids. I know it would sound crazy but I feel like I'm a better mom when I smoke I'm more here and aware and my kids have said that I'm fun to be around because I feel better about myself and what's going on around me. Alcohol and cigarettes kill ppl marijuana ain't never killed anybody.
I've been suffering from pain for over 35 years with OA. I have been on NSAIDs almost all of that time. I now have stomach problems, severe ear ringing and a heart that skips beats and guess what I still have severe pain. A good day my pain might be a 7 or 8 and some days I can't function the pain is so intense. I will not use auto immune suppressing drugs because of all of the warnings that are for those types of drugs. I lost my son to ALS 2 years ago and my daughter has POTS disease which both are auto immune diseases. So no auto immune suppressing drugs for me. I would like stay alive and healthy so that I can guide my granddaughters thru life... a thing that I promised my son that I would do for him. He fought for our country in desert storm and came back from that mess and was diagnosed ALS. He suffered with it for 19 1/2 years before losing the battle in 2013. These last 2 years I have been very sad and blue for me but I'm trying to go on. Being one of his caregiver's all of those years I tried everything to make his pain and depression easier for him including trying to providing him Cannabis in his last months of his life. The VA would not give him any stronger pain meds because it would start to shut down some of his body functions but hinted that Cannabis might help him... so I did he is my son. I studied Cannabis for an year before giving it to him trying it on myself and guess what it works great for pain and depression. I ended up getting busted by the Kentucky State Police that was staking out a grow shop in Lexington and showed up at my house and took what I had, that was going to be for him. He died 3 months later, the saddest day of my life. I feel that Cannabis should controlled like alcohol and cigarettes and lets make it available to people in need. God put it here for us to use to keep us well and not suffer. Just picture in your mind a man that loved his kids laying in a bed almost 24/7 for 19 1/2 years having a machine breathing for him, a hole in his stomach to feed him, a person so suction out his lungs so that he does not drown on his saliva along with his lost of dignity having someone to help him with all of his other body functions. If he had Cannabis, it would have made his journey with ALS so much easier.
Degenerative spine disease, sciatic nerve pain, injections for yrs. along with pain pills, back surgery (which didn't fix back pain), recovered from pain pill addiction....now I just suffer...Aleve just doesn't work....I Need Help...Can this be the answer? I would love to try, maybe get my life back!!!
We need this now!! It is a job creator and a means to help decrease jail and prison population for such a small insignificant thing. It will save the taxpayers money so it can be used for other things than housing non violent peaceful "criminals" and also create more tax revenue and an economy boom of more people getting extra money and spending it on things like cars,boats,motorcycles,etc. which they will then have to pay property tax on. It's a WIN WIN WIN for everyone!!! Join the next generation of Americans and lets get this done now! I am a conservative and I guess this is the one thing I disagree with Republicans and Conservatives on and agree with the Demoncrats... Oops Democrats.
We need this now!! It is a job creator and a means to help decrease jail and prison population for such a small insignificant thing. It will save the taxpayers money so it can be used for other things than housing non violent peaceful "criminals" and also create more tax revenue and an economy boom of more people getting extra money and spending it on things like cars,boats,motorcycles,etc. which they will then have to pay property tax on. It's a WIN WIN WIN for everyone!!! Join the next generation of Americans and lets get this done now! I am a conservative and I guess this is the one thing I disagree with Republicans and Conservatives on and agree with the Demoncrats... Oops Democrats.
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