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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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.
Heals people has good benefits to health signed
Heals people has good benefits
Marijuana has very good benefits.
I would vote for medical marijuana I have psoriatic arthritis and is very painful to live with and I have no option but to live with it I know medical marijuana will help with the pain for me and all who has psoriatic arthritis trust me you don't know what its like to have it and wouldint wish it on no one its like haveing a curse on you thats the way I feel about it I have learn to live with it. I wouldnt want to fill my body with prescription medication
I would rather take marijuana than pain pills. I fell 22feet on my back. I know pain.
I would rather take marijuana than pain pills. I fell 22feet on my back. I know pain.
I have a back problems. The lower tabs have withdraws. Marijuana stops my pain and no withdraws. I would love to Get marijuana Instead of pain pills.
You can't understand chronic pain unless you've experienced it. Imagine losing your ability to function in any normal capacity because it hurts too bad to do the simplest of task. You lose your dignity as you are forced to stop working at a career that you love to do. You may, as I did, find yourself being forced to be pushed in a wheelchair because walking is agony. You feel shame and despair. You are no longer "Normal". You lose the ability to do the simple things that give you pleasure such as gardening, exercising or picking up your child or grandchild for a hug. Chronic pain never goes away. It becomes part of you. In the end as it progresses it becomes the essence of you. On a good day I may not mention my pain at all even though in a 1 to 10 scale it is never less than a 6 unmediated. It's just there. If I mention the pain it has reached a 10. My children can barely remember the outdoorsy, playful, athletic mother that raised them and my grandchildren may never get to meet her. My husband has lost his companion and I have lost the ability to be who I am at heart and who I was before the disease took over. I don't think it fair for people who haven't experienced chronic pain or watched someone live with it make decisions on what could possibly help those suffering unless they have empathy instead of preconceived notions and disdain. I hate taking any pain medicine but as much as I hate it, I hate pain more. I want the chance to not have narcotics flowing through my liver and kidney's. I never thought that I, as a conservative Christian, would have this view. I also didn't think that I would be in total agony for most of my life. I believe in strong regulations on this medication as any other narcotic. I'm speaking out because thousands are suffering needlessly when all they want is a chance at life and a chance to choose with their physician what is best for them. Please give the people that are truly suffering a chance at life. When you are in the grip of chronic neuropathic pain you will try anything with promise to make it stop. Please see it from the eyes of those who are suffering. www.amazon.com/gp/se
50% Of comercials today are about try this pill and ask your doctor if u can take it and then months later comercial saying if you taken this pill u may have a class action law suit against manufacturer.Government is in bed with the pill manufacturer and insurance companies and there only veiw is only financial and not your well being or quality of life. If they were I




n our shoes then we should say no u can't have medical marijuana and see how it feels
Let's have freedom for once.!!!