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Kentucky House of Representatives passes medical cannabis bill!

Mar 18, 2022

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Now is the time to let your senator know you support medical cannabis!

Good news! The Kentucky House of Representatives passed HB 136 — a comprehensive medical cannabis bill — yesterday, with a vote of 59-34. First, a House floor amendment added PTSD to the covered conditions.

It is crucial that you make your voice heard to your senator TODAY. Please call and email your state senator to let them know you want medical cannabis to get past the finish line this year!

The House passed medical cannabis in 2020, too, but the issue has never received a Senate floor vote. Let’s build a groundswell of support, so that can finally change.

State Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer has stated that he will not get “in the way” of a medical cannabis bill if it has sufficient Republican support for a vote in the Senate. HB 136 is a solid bipartisan bill, sponsored by Rep. Jason Nemes (R), who has been a champion for medical cannabis for years.

The legislative session is scheduled to adjourn on April 14, so time is very short.

Please call and email your state senator, then help spread the word on this historic bill by forwarding this message to your friends and family in Kentucky!