Kentucky Governor Considers Executive Action On Medical Cannabis For Veterans, Chronic Pain Patients

Zinger Key Points
  • 90% of Kentucky adults back medical cannabis legalization, Kentucky governor Andy Beshear says.
  • Townhall meetings will be open to the public for discussion and feedback from Kentucky residents.

Kentucky governor Andy Beshear is considering taking executive action to allow patients dealing with chronic pain as well as veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to access medical marijuana.

That is if the general assembly doesn’t advance the legislation.

Beshear reminded his Twitter followers that 90% of adult residents in Kentucky support medical marijuana and that the Team KY Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee will make sure every voice is heard.

The governor’s note comes ahead of a town hall meeting scheduled to be held by KY Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee this week in Hopkinsville. The committee was established in June via Beshear’s executive order to have a panel of experts field public opinion statewide on the issue of medical cannabis legislation.

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