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Kentucky Activists want Legislators to make Cannabis Legal in the state

Kentucky Activists want Legislators to make Cannabis Legal in the state

A delegation of cannabis rights activists traveled to Frankfort on Friday to meet with legislators and continue the fight for decriminalization.

This push has been ongoing for some time. The governor, Andy Beshear, is in favor of adding more medical problems to the list of those who can legally use medical cannabis. There needs to be a next step, according to the Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Coalition. Some members, like Regina Carpenter, made special appearances to give speeches.

In an effort to sway lawmakers, the Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Coalition has assembled a band of commissioned Kentucky Colonels. Now we need to get the word out to Beshear that, based on House Bill 72, he should decriminalize cannabis via executive order.

At the ceremony, veterans Biran Austin and Patrick Dunegan from the Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Coalition also gave speeches.

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“Everything pharmaceutical has toxins attached to it in order to put in our body. Our body is made of a cannabinoid system which is natural. Natural plant medicine, it works. That’s what saved my life. That’s what got me here today,” Austin added.

The group is optimistic that change is on the horizon because of the recent developments. For this reason, RN Deborah Despain, who is also a member of the American Cannabis Nursing Association, has stated that the moment has come to make our voices heard by policymakers.

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“There are 21 medical conditions, with cancer being in the top one of those, which I have. I started using medical cannabis eight years ago, illegally. Then, when the governor signed the executive order, of course, I feel much more safe and somewhat legal in Kentucky at this point. Next year, it’ll be a different story,” Despain said.

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