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Kentucky Law

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.

Medical Benefits

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).

The People

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.

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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

  1. Alaska
  2. Arizona
  3. Arkansas
  4. California
  5. Colorado
  6. Connecticut
  7. District of Columbia
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida
  10. Hawaii
  11. Illinois
  12. Louisiana
  13. Maine
  14. Maryland
  15. Massachusetts
  16. Michigan
  17. Minnesota
  18. Montana
  19. Nevada
  20. New Hampshire
  21. New Jersey
  22. New Mexico
  23. New York
  24. Ohio
  25. Oregon
  26. Pennsylvania
  27. Rhode Island
  28. Vermont
  29. Washington

There is strong evidence that Medical Cannabis can be used to reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, to improve appetite in people with HIV/AIDS, and to treat chronic pain and muscle spasms.

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