Success is not always measured in wins and losses. Sometimes success, at least as it relates to ending the prohibition of cannabis, can be measured by the way we are able to change the conversation over a period of time. That’s what’s happening in Kentucky, as state senator Perry Clark has doubled-down on past efforts to legalize medical marijuana in the Bluegrass State by introducing Senate Bill 13, otherwise known as the “Cannabis Freedom Act”.
If passed, SB 13 would legalize the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by any person over the age of 21. Additionally, the law would:
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- Allow the personal cultivation of up to five marijuana plants.
- Allow consumption on private property with the permission of the property owner.
- Allow the transfer of one ounce or less and up to five immature cannabis plants to persons age 21 or older without any remuneration.
- Create a three-tier licensing system similar to the alcohol industry, which would separate growers, processors and retailers.
[adinserter name=”Random Post Ad”]Though the measure has little chance of getting a committee hearing, much less passing, it is important that the citizens of the great state of Kentucky who have a vested interested in reforming outdated marijuana laws get behind Sen. Perry and any other lawmaker who is willing to “come out of the closet” and commit to ending the war on cannabis. It is crucial for stakeholders to become active in their local reform organizations and speak up. In Kentucky you can do this by contacting Kentuckians for Medical Marijuana, Kentucky NORML or the Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Coalition. These are all organizations that are fighting for an end to the war on patients and personal freedom, and they can use your support.
Read the Cannabis Freedom Act below or download the PDF version here.