“Kentuckians suffering from chronic and terminal conditions are going to be able to get the treatment they need without living in fear of a misdemeanor,” Gov. Beshear said in a prepared statement. “With 37 states already legalizing medical cannabis and 90% of Kentucky adults supporting it, I am doing what I can to provide access and relief to those who meet certain conditions and need it to better enjoy their life, without pain.”
The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing entitled “Developments in State Cannabis Laws and Bipartisan Cannabis Reforms at the Federal Level.”
“Are we in a stronger place today than we were yesterday? Of course we are.”
“This means that the great majority of the 20,000 people who have been arrested year after year in Missouri will no longer be subject to criminal prosecution for victimless marijuana law violations.”
“Texans have shown that they want major cannabis law reforms in Texas via polling, legislative engagement, and now at the local ballot box! “
Maryland is the 20th state to legalize marijuana for adult use, and it is the second to do so via the passage of a popular referendum.
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Nineteen other states have smartly legalized the responsible use of marijuana for adults. Now it’s time to bring cannabis freedom to Missouri, Maryland, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Arkansas