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Kentucky Scorecard

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Senate Bills

Daines/Merkley Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Permits physicians affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend cannabis therapy to veterans in states that allow for its therapeutic use. More info

Mikulski Amendment Protecting State Medical Marijuana Laws

Limits the Justice Department’s ability to take criminal action against state-licensed operations that are acting in full compliance with the medical marijuana laws of their states. More info

Merkley Marijuana Banking Amendment

Prohibits the US Treasury Department from using federal funds to take punitive actions against banks that provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses that are operating legally under state laws. More info

'N/A' means that the Senator did not have the opportunity to vote on this amendment.

Senators

  • Rand Paul (R)

    KENTUCKY

    NORML Grade: B+

    Votes

    ?

    Cosponsor

    *SB 683 - CARERS
    *S 134 Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015
    *S 1726 Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015

    Comments

    "he was more focused on decriminalizing pot so that people wouldn't do hard prison time for drug offenses" "You said you're for states' rights. Do you support, if you were President Paul, do you support allowing Colorado to go forward with what it has, or would you use federal powers against the [retail marijuana] system that we have?" Paul: "Yeah, I wouldn't interfere from the federal level." (Link)

  • Mitch McConnell (R)

    KENTUCKY

    NORML Grade: F

    Votes

    ?

    Cosponsor

    *S 134 Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015

    Comments

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he is firmly "against legalizing marijuana," putting him at odds with his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. Although McConnell noted that marijuana is "not in the same category as heroin," he cautioned during an interview with a Kentucky radio station that legalizing the drug could "completely transform your society in a way that I think certainly most Kentuckians would not agree with." “I don’t think an answer to this, honestly, is to go in a direction of legalizing any of these currently illegal drugs," McConnell said, according to a report in Roll Call. "This whole movement in various parts of the country is a big mistake."

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House Bills

Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Permits physicians affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend cannabis therapy to veterans in states that allow for its therapeutic use. More info

McClintock/Polis Amendment

Seeks to halt Justice Department interference among individuals and businesses engaged in state-compliant transactions particular to both the medical or recreational use of cannabis. More info

Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment

Prohibits the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana programs and the patients who rely on them. More info

Reps

  • Thomas Massie (R)

    KENTUCKY

    NORML Grade: B+

    Votes

    ?

    Cosponsor

    *H.R. 1940: Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2015
    *H.R. 1635 Charlotte's Web Medical Access Act of 2015
    H.R. 667 Veterans Equal Access Act
    H.R. 1538 CARERS Act of 2015
  • John Yarmuth (D)

    KENTUCKY

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

    ?

    Cosponsor

    *H.R. 525 Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015
    *H.R. 1635 Charlotte's Web Medical Access Act of 2015
  • Andy Barr (R)

    KENTUCKY

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

    ?

    Cosponsor

    *H.R. 525 Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015
    *H.R. 1635 Charlotte's Web Medical Access Act of 2015
  • Brett Guthrie (R)

    KENTUCKY

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

    ?

    No sponsorships or comments

  • Hal Rogers (R)

    KENTUCKY

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

    ?

    No sponsorships or comments

  • Ed Whitfield (R)

    KENTUCKY

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

    ?

    Cosponsor

    H.R. 525 Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015

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