Kentucky Governor-Elect Supports Allowing Medical Marijuana

Weed Strains

Dispatches from the Highlands

Marijuana news from contributing authors and staff writers on the latest in marijuana and medical marijuana

October 25, 2016
Denver, CO
Matt Bevin

On Tuesday, Kentucky voters took to the polls and elected Matt Bevin governor. Bevin, a Republican and Tea Party favorite, has acknowledged what the vast majority of voters know: “There is unequivocal medical evidence” that medical marijuana is beneficial for certain conditions. He defeated prohibitionist Jack Conway (D) 52.5% to 43.8%.

With House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D) sponsoring medical marijuana legislation, next year holds great promise for the state taking a serious, bipartisan look at a more compassionate approach.

Americans living in 23 states and the nation’s capital can legally use and access medical cannabis, and upwards of 80% of Americans support allowing the seriously ill to use this beneficial medicine. Yet, some politicians — including defeated gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway — still haven’t gotten the message.

If you are a Kentucky resident, please make sure your lawmakers hear: Voters expect them to end the cruel status quo and to stop forcing patients to risk their freedom to improve their health.

The post Kentucky Governor-Elect Supports Allowing Medical Marijuana appeared first on MPP Blog.

You need to be signed in to do that

Where To Find Marijuana

Don't have an account yet? sign up

Forgot Your password? Resset It

Grow Stores

New CANNAPAGES available for order!

Thinking about visiting Colorado for freedom's sake? Click below to order your very own copy!

Order Now!

Sign up