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Kentucky Medical Marijuana/Cannabis Act

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3:52 PM 2/1/2010<br />
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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.<br />
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This "BILL" will include but is not limited to the following constraints:<br />
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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.<br />
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2. Defines a "qualifying patient" as a person who has been diagnosed by<br />
a health care practitioner as having a debilitating medical condition.<br />
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3. Specifies certain Cannabis-related activities,<br />
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4. Permits a "primary caregiver" who is at least 21 years of age<br />
to be registered as above.<br />
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5. Sets a time limit for approval or denial of an application.<br />
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6. Provides for the revocation of a registry card in specified circumstances.<br />
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7. Requires the "patient" or "caregiver" to maintain Cannabis/Marijuana plants <br />
in an enclosed area out of public view.<br />
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8. Provides certain protections to a registered, qualifying patients and caregivers<br />
related to their cardholder status, i.e., parental rights, employer's, etc.,<br />
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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.<br />
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10. Imposes functions and duties upon the Department of Health (or other entity), <br />
that relate to the medical use of Cannabis/Marijuana.<br />
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11. Establishes an "advisory council" to accept and consider petitions from the <br />
public or physicians to consider the addition of debilitating illnesses.<br />
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12. Prohibits any person or government entity from disclosing any information<br />
contained in an application for a registry identification card.<br />
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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.<br />
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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.<br />
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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<br />
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Public Comments (2,219)
Sep 22nd, 2017
Someone from Brandenburg, KY writes:
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I desperately want off ALL my pain meds. Yes, one of them is a narcotic. I learned about medical marijuana today. I am confused and extremely angry that this is not available. THERE WAS A 25% DROP IN DEATHS DUE TO OPIOIDS IN STATES WHERE MARIJUANA IS LEGALIZED ! Can't you understand there are people desperate for help? One lady got off of 26 different medications because of medical pot ! I'm not hearing any negatives, at all, about medical pot. It truly concerns me that you have an inability to go in a positive direction on this subject. This is sooo easy for you to fix. So WHY aren't you fixing such an easy problem ? You appear to have ZERO compassion for so many people suffering. I just don't get it. Thank God elections are right around the corner.
Jul 1st, 2017
Someone from Providence, KY writes:
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I suffer from neuropathy, depression with anxiety, degenerative disc disease and significant arthritis covering over 3/4 of my spine. The pain is debilitating and exhaustion from not sleeping well due to back pain is hurting the quality of my life. I prefer not to ingest man made chemicals into my body and am allergic to all prescription pain medicines. I need this bill to pass for my own sanity. I am only 56.
May 17th, 2017
Theresa A D. from Lexington, KY writes:
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Yes, it's about time. I am 70 yrs young and suffer from Fibromyalgia and arthritis with COPD. The smoke makes it easier to get thorough the day.
May 17th, 2017
Theresa A D. from Lexington, KY writes:
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Yes, it's about time. I am 70 yrs young and suffer from Fibromyalgia and arthritis with COPD. The smoke makes it easier to get thorough the day.
Mar 5th, 2017
Someone from Louisville, KY writes:
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i am all for it being legal its long over due
Jan 13th, 2017
Someone from London, KY writes:
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this was dated 2010, excuse me, this is 2017
Dec 9th, 2016
Someone from Rineyville, KY writes:
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One joint replaced twenty medications for my wifes crohns diseas. Do I need to say more?
Dec 1st, 2016
Someone from Ashland, KY signed.
Nov 30th, 2016
Someone from Greeneville, TN writes:
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I am moving to this area and I believe It absolutely should be legal! No doubt about it! It has proven to be one of the most medicinal plants God has ever created!
Nov 30th, 2016
Someone from Greeneville, TN writes:
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I am moving to this area and I believe It absolutely should be legal! No doubt about it! It has proven to be one of the most medicinal plants God has ever created!
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