Thursday, August 30, 2012

Senator backs medical marijuana bill; Kentucky

 The Bluegrass State may soon join the current 17 states with approved medical cannabis for patients with serious medical conditions, and the bill has gained support from a Senator who argues the compassion is necessary for families in need.

Louisville Senator Perry B. Clark has pre-filed legislation which would allow patients in need to legally purchase medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky. Much like other states currently offering medical cannabis to approved candidates, patients will able to possess a legal amount to treat conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and other approved serious medical conditions.

The senator wants to gain serious support for the bill and he doesn't take this act as a grain of salt. According to Senator Clark is pushing an early 2013 legislative session to get patients their much needed medication, and quoted him as stating:

"This is not a conservative issue or a liberal issue; it's an issue of compassion," argued Senator Clark. "Countless studies show that marijuana is effective at treating pain, nausea, loss of appetite, and other symptoms. If it was my family member, I would do anything to relieve their suffering. This is not about legalizing marijuana. It's about getting government out of healthcare, and putting science in."

Patients have already began to welcome the senator's message and have started their campaigns to support and educate the public about medical cannabis in order to gain momentum for the legislation. Continue Reading...

Senator backs medical marijuana bill; Kentucky