There is debate about which type of cannabis reform policy is most needed in Kentucky. Some people think decriminalization is the top priority, while others argue that the state should focus on medical cannabis for patients. Others are only concerned with adult use and a regulated market. All of these issues are important, but for vastly different reasons. At Kentucky NORML, we believe there is a statistically proven path to follow when introducing cannabis reform policies and legislation to a state.
There are two main components to cannabis policy reform. The first is a decriminalization policy alongside a medical cannabis program. The second is adult use for those over 21. As a consumer protection organization, we do support adult use, but only after achieving the first step of decriminalization and medical cannabis. Therefore, in 2023, we will focus solely on decriminalization and medical cannabis.