Our great Commonwealth is increasingly in the minority of state governments that criminalize the use of Medical Cannabis. There is support around the state from Healthcare and Law enforcement professionals to the use of Medical Cannabis.
The prescription of Medical Cannabis is well known to give relief to patients who suffer from such conditions as chronic pain, nausea, arthritis, migraine headaches, glaucoma and anorexia to name a few. Medical Cannabis decreases opioid overdose deaths because it is a safer alternative to many of the prescriptions used now. It acts faster with significantly fewer and less severe side effects versus prescription Marinol (a commonly prescribed synthetic version of THC).
Many Kentuckians from a variety different backgrounds support legalization of Medical Cannabis. Well-conducted scientific polls show approximately 50 percent to 80 percent of Kentuckians favor legalization. The time has come to allow physicians to recommend or prescribe this natural treatment.
29 States Have Legalized Medical Cannabis
There is a growing movement in the United States to allow those who need it, the access to Medical Cannabis. 29 states plus the District of Columbia now allow the use of Medical Cannabis. This is not a recreation issue rather a quality of life issue for many Kentuckians who suffer daily from debilitating medical conditions.
States With Legal Medical Cannabis
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- Rhode Island
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