Kentucky NORML is warning Kentuckians to be cautious of businesses in the state that are selling medical cannabis cards or certifications for exorbitant prices.
Louisville, KY - The Kentucky Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (Kentucky NORML) is warning Kentuckians to be cautious of businesses in the state that are selling medical cannabis cards or certifications for exorbitant prices. While Kentucky does not currently have a medical cannabis program, a number of businesses, particularly in the Louisville area, are taking advantage of the lack of information and charging upwards of $250-300 for their services.
"We have received numerous reports of patients paying for medical cards thinking this allows them to access cannabis in Kentucky or another medical cannabis state like Ohio. These cards are useless and it is upsetting to think of patients losing their hard-earned money. These businesses are preying on the vulnerable and chronically ill, offering false hope and taking advantage of their trust. It's unacceptable," said Lauren Morgan Bratcher, Deputy Director of Kentucky NORML.
Kentucky NORML is committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information about the progress of marijuana reform in the state. We strongly advise Kentuckians to trust only credible and reliable sources of information and to be wary of businesses that are exploiting the current confusion surrounding the Governor's Executive Order on medical cannabis and the lack of a medical cannabis program in the state.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of these predatory practices, please contact Kentucky NORML at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-888-1522 for assistance and guidance.
For more information about cannabis policy reform in Kentucky, please visit our website at kynorml.org.
About Kentucky NORML Since its founding in 1970, NORML, National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose cannabis prohibition and favor an end to the practice of arresting cannabis consumers. A nonprofit public-interest advocacy group, NORML represents the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who use cannabis responsibly.
Kentucky NORML, the Kentucky State Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), has been working for reform in Kentucky since 2017 thanks to organic grassroots support. Kentucky NORML is a statewide, non-profit organization powered by the continued generosity of its members, sponsors, and donors.
Kentucky NORML fights to reform state cannabis laws through the elected legislatures; serves as an informational resource to the media on cannabis-related stories; and serves under the umbrella for a national network of citizen-activists committed to ending marijuana prohibition and legalizing cannabis.