September 21, 2023
Medical marijuana advocates arrange show at Capitol

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — In November, Governor Andy Beshear handed government orders round medical marijuana. A type of orders is permitting Kentuckians with sure medical circumstances to have and use marijuana. Professional-cannabis advocates like Kentucky NORML say that is solely a brief resolution for Kentuckians who’ve the means to entry medical hashish out-of-state.

Kentucky NORML Deputy Director Lauren Bratcher, says, “We won’t have a medical program in Kentucky — it won’t be accessible in Kentucky.”

Bratcher explains that Kentucky NORML joined one other pro-medical hashish group, Kentucky Mothers for Medical Hashish, to publish a whole lot of photographs of Kentucky sufferers and assets in a tunnel under the state capitol. These teams are hoping that this show will put stress on the senate to proceed to guard and additional in-state medical marijuana entry.


Kentucky NORML

Bratcher says, “Hopefully we’ll put slightly stress on the senate to guard folks additional and permit them to entry the drugs they want right here in their very own state.”

There are greater than 300 Kentucky sufferers on the wall, all with distinctive tales. Kentucky NORML says when folks are available and thru this hallway, they hope that they see their tales, seize their expertise, and be taught extra about the advantages of medical marijuana.

“A few of them have handed already, preventing this struggle. A few of them are kids, from all walks of life, all counties. So hopefully with that piece of compassion they’re additionally trying on the Kentucky NORML posters and seeing details, and analysis, and science,” says Bratcher.

Capsule bottles labeled “Folks (over) Revenue” additionally line the tunnel and are supposed to make an announcement on how these advocates consider prescribed drugs aren’t at all times the reply. Governor Beshear met with these advocates on the show. He was one of many first to signal a poster vowing to help Kentucky sufferers.


Kentucky NORML

Bratcher says, “It is nearly getting folks to speak, to return round and perceive that there is not any purpose to dam this, and to succeed in out to their legislators and inform them, ‘We wish this for our folks. We wish a compassionate medical hashish regulation for Kentucky.'”

These teams say the work will not be over and they’re going to proceed to advocate for these sufferers.