Please we should not have to go out of state to get something that should have been legal to begin with medical marijuana is a must we should have had a choice to smoke medical marijuana or take opioids I bet over half would have said smoke medical marijuana I am addicted to something I don't want but had no Choice due to my medical situation and that is not right it should have been my choice so please hear us now we need medical marijuana in Kentucky.
Pleas give relief to us older people who have chronic pain!!
I have Lupus and Lumbar spondylosis I am in pain constantly I would try medicinal marijuana but it is illegal until it is legal I will not try it so I would love for them to make it legal to see if it would work better then the opioids or at least give me something else to go by
I a disabled veteran. 70% Ptsd and chronic back pain. i take perscription hydrocodon. i had rather take a natural product than achemical . Hydrocodon. Thanks Gov. Beshear
I have Bipolar, PTSD and severe Anxiety disorder for over 30 years. Been on every prescription drug available with no relief. Have heard promising results from others who have tried medical marijuana and I would appreciate the opportunity to have Cannabis available to try in my state.
I have arthritis so severe in my spine that I cannot stand or walk without a walker. It also is bad in my neck, knees, and elbows. I can’t sleep for the pain my body is in. I have to sit to cook or do anything. I have been on antidepressants for a number of years. I have neuropathy in my feet, diabetes which I do control, and suffer really bad migraines - sometimes daily. I am intolerant of pain pills - they make me very sick and hurt my stomach. A friend gave me some cannabis and when I used it, I felt better than I had in years! I was no longer down in the dumps, my pain wasn’t nearly as bad, and I actually enjoyed life for a little while. This is an herb, not chemicals, a natural remedy for so many symptoms. It really is a sin to NOT legalize it!
I beat cancer in 2009 and smoked every day. Squamous cell carcinoma on my right tonsil. They said I probably wouldn't live past 10 years. 13 years later and I'm still here I've smoked weed since I was 9. I'm 65 n still here. Please help all with cancers and such caused by the gov I believe. I've been fighting man eating bacteria for 4 years now and finally almost healed. I still have my legs thanks to Kentucky Doctors and nurses of Kentucky. They agree as well to legalize or at least pass for medicinal reasons. Many reasons for people's relief. Please legalize so we don't have to be always in the shadows treated like criminals. I know officials who smoke weed. What about them and piss tests to work. This subject is so wide spread. We the people rule by votes and majority rules. No matter what Mr Ran Paul or Mitch McConnel think. They're wrong. Too many states legal. Peer pressure must win
Sincerely. Kevin Abbas
I have chronic pain, 3 different types and extreme depression from all the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. On pain meds for a decade causing bad side effects so stopped taking. Tylenol alone just doesn't work. Medical marijuana does help a lot. I'm also on social security and would find it impossible to afford at dispensary prices so we need to be allowed at least to be able to grow 4 plants. Big business doesn't need any more profits from low income elderly.
I should not have to take addictive opiods when Cannabis relieves the pain and is not addictive. Alcohol is legal and it is very addictive, I know many who have died from alcohol addiction. Legalize medical cannabis. We need no more cannabis research, the research has been done read the medical publications about the benefits of cannabis.
It is unconstitutional to have to be a criminal to have some relief it's not a stroke of the magic wand and it cures all but it sure beats the other way big pharma wants u to go not only do I have like4 of the aliments to qualify for medical cannabis but one of them is because of Drs to start with .I see all these big tie politicians talking about are freedom this and our right there if we where truly free don't it look like we should be able to use what ever we want as long as it's not bothering someone else just their self then it should be our business!!! Stop making us a criminal just for a little relief and the whole bring it back across state lines that's interstate drug com. Correct??? Make it legal gov bashears where we can get it here most of us can't handle a car ride 15 hr trip cause most nab States on sell a 1/2 oz at a time could u image having to go all the way south side Chicago once every 3 or 4 days thays crazy KY grows some of the best pot in the world with our water and fertel fields no other state can compare to "hillbilly skunk" weed but thanks for the steps u are taking its a start now let's finish this thing
I am Thankful for The Governor passing his edict... Why did he NOT include the ability to cultivate a small number of Cannabis Plants? I cannot just Leave the State and buy pot... I am on Social Security. Most Months I have a Negative Balance at the Bank.
I Grew up with a Garden, and Growing Cannabis is as easy as Tomatoes and Corn. Instead of $300+ an Ounce in Illinois...
Cannabis has never killed anyone nor has a person OD'd from consuming cannabis; unlike alcohol and opiods. Most states that legalize cannabis see a drop in opiod deaths and consumption. So please help the people of Ky and legalize Cannabis.
Cannabis is nowhere near as dangerous as alcohol or cigarettes for that matter and provide no medicinal value, so why should those be legal? To my knowledge nobody has ever died or killed anyone while on Cannabis, you can't make that claim regarding alcohol! Cigarettes and alcohol kill people in this country daily and if anything they should be illegal!
I'm curious how many of those that voted NO drink alcohol?
Our bodies (endocannabinoid system) were made to be able to use cannabis and that has also been well documented.
The U.S. government has been studying cannabis for 40+ years, we don't need more research, we need relief.
Let's no forget the only reason this is illegal is due to greed and racism, do the right thing!
No offense intended but I personally do not need a politician deciding what's best for my health, I would consult a medical professional for that. Please put this matter on the ballot and let us Kentuckians decide what's best for us.
The cultivation of cannabis carries both positive and negative implications. On the positive side, cannabis cultivation can stimulate economic growth, creating jobs and generating revenue for communities. It provides opportunities for farmers and entrepreneurs in the industry. Additionally, it offers a sustainable alternative to certain industries, such as textiles and plastics. However, there are concerns regarding environmental impact, water usage, and energy consumption associated with cannabis cultivation. It is crucial to implement responsible farming practices, promote sustainable growing methods, and regulate the industry to minimize any potential negative effects. Striking a balance between the benefits and challenges of cannabis cultivation is vital for a sustainable and responsible industry.
I'm grateful for the Governor's decree, but why was there no provision for the personal cultivation of a few cannabis plants? Leaving the state to purchase marijuana isn't an option for me, as I rely on Social Security and often find myself with a negative bank balance. Having been raised with a garden, I know that growing cannabis can be as straightforward as cultivating tomatoes and corn. This would be a much more affordable alternative to the steep prices of over $300 an ounce in Illinois...
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