Kentucky Republican Senate Leader Proposes Regulating Marijuana

Oct 10, 2017 , , , ,


The lack of progress on marijuana policy reform in Kentucky has been frustrating, but it appears that the tide may finally be turning. Last week, Senator Dan Malano Seum (R-Fairdale) gave Kentuckians something to get excited about when he announced that he would sponsor a bill to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana.

Advocates couldn’t ask for a more influential champion than Senator Seum. He has been in the state Senate for more than 20 years, and he currently serves as caucus chairman for the Senate Republicans, who hold a 27-11 majority in Frankfort. However, he won’t be able to pass this bill unless he receives a great deal of support from his colleagues.

If you are a Kentucky resident, please email your representative and senator today, and urge them to support Senator Seum’s proposal!

We expect that this bill will be introduced in early 2018, but the important work of building statewide support for reform must begin now.


16 responses to “Kentucky Republican Senate Leader Proposes Regulating Marijuana”

  1. I wish KY will at least become Medical Marijuana legal tired of taking opioids they only work for so long I have leg perthis of the hips that means the ball in my hip is deteriorating and I have crohns disease and PTSD we need help now. So please help KY.

    • Hello
      I am so happy but they’re finally getting behind legalizing marijuana for medical use I have PTSD.. helps me much better the synthetic pills they try to shove down us to give us other siblings have nothing to do with PTSD. Please make sure you clarify PTSD it is not bipolar issues like people seem to be making mistakes about..

  2. Hoping Alabama will catch up soon on marijuana reform. NAACP, Congressional Black Cascaus, Action National Newtork and all other back organizations who been for years, many years advocating a reform or change in the criminal justice system, now is the time to get behind the reform of the marijuana laws. The time is long over due for such action. Enough talking…….fact is that it’s crazy to think you can reform the criminal justice system with reforming, rescheduling, decriminalizing marijuana! Attorney General Sessions was right when he said that Congress should change the laws and they should!!! Joined The Alabama Cannabis Project to help educate and inform the public and push to change the laws!

  3. Hoping Alabama will catch up soon on marijuana reform. NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus, Action National Newtork and all other back organizations who been for years, many years advocating a reform or change in the criminal justice system, now is the time to get behind the reform of the marijuana laws. The time is long over due for such action. Enough talking…….fact is that it’s crazy to think you can reform the criminal justice system without​ reforming, rescheduling, decriminalizing marijuana! Attorney General Sessions was right when he said that Congress should change the laws and they should!!! Joined The Alabama Cannabis Project to help educate and inform the public and push to change the laws!

    Reply

  4. people that are in pain from the body or of the mind or both we need this to happen ive been on opiods for 11 years now so myself and thousands of others like me cant wait any more so the lawmakers need to get this done now

  5. Our family deals with diabetes, chronic, daily migraines, and anxiety, all of which can be helped with medical marijuana, and which current medications and treatments barely touch. Please bring this much needed medication to the masses!

  6. My sister had lung cancer in 2013 and is now 5 years cancer free. I truly believe that if I had not have gotten her some marijuana she would not be here today. Her radiation and chemo treatments made her so nauseated she would not eat. She then became very weak and ended up in the hospital. When I gave her the small amount of marijuana she was able to eat healthy foods and drink as well. Her nutrition greatly improved. We were residing in San Antonio TX at that time and have moved back to our hometown in Kentucky. I hope that medical marijuana will be legalized for all with serious illnesses. I take pain med for spinal stenosis and arthritis and am afraid I wont be able to get my pain med with the Opioid crisis. I never tried marijuana but may consider using it if my pain med is no longer prescribed for me. I could have the recommended surgeries for my spinal stenosis and Rhumatoid arthritis in my hands but prefer not to have any surgeries. Everyone please respond to the letter to support this much needed medical alternative.

  7. I too am a strong supporter of legalizing medical marijuana. My issues include neuropathy from the hips through my feet, idiopathic foot neuropathy since I’m not a diabetic, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, PTSD and severe depression. I agree with one of the comments that I am tired of taking opioids. God has blessed us land with natural herbs and I believe that this was the way to go instead of having somebody whip up a batch of something they can profit from and think is better for me. I would like to go natural that’s important to me to come off some of these meds is really important to me as well. Please Kentucky do the right thing for the right reasons! Let’s not be the last state to fall in line let’s be a leader in our efforts to finally put the marijuana project up front and its rightful place as a medicinal product.

  8. Please! There are many of us suffering! We are having to take narcotics, not because we want to, but because we have to. Marijuana is the herbal remedy to my needs. Ky is my home and I am going to be forced to moved because of availability of help for myself! Do you realize that 35,000 have made Florida their residence this year for the medical marijuana program! That’s a lot of tax dollar that ky could be making!

  9. This MPP site is BS there will never in the ones who need it now ever recieve it so quit showing pictures of pretty buds that Matt Blevins the governor of Kentucky said will never friggin happen lies lies lies lies and more F Ing lies. I am personally dieting there will never be legal pot in Kentucky never never never……jr

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *