At Kentuckians for Medicinal Marijuana, our mission is to educate the citizens of Kentucky on the benefits of medical marijuana (also known as “cannabis,” the scientific name for the plant). We are here to unite like-minded people and to help pass a medical marijuana law that will benefit our state’s sick and disabled citizens.
20 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing medical marijuana if recommended by a physician. We strongly believe Kentucky should become one of the next states to protect patients who could benefit from medical marijuana!
Support for this reform has grown significantly in recent years. The now-legendary Gatewood Galbraith spent many years educating Kentuckians about the benefits of cannabis. Sadly, he passed away on January 4, 2012, and he never got to see cannabis reform issues taken seriously by the Legislature. On January 31, 2012, Senator Perry Clark honored Galbraith by introducing legislation known as “The Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act.” Unfortunately, the bill did not receive a hearing in 2012, but the issue is gaining momentum in 2013 and we are gearing up for a serious push to pass an effective medical marijuana law in 2014.
**Currently marijuana is illegal in the state of Kentucky, with no exceptions. Kentuckians for Medicinal Marijuana does not advocate the breaking of any laws. If you’d like to see medical marijuana become a legal option for patients in Kentucky, please join us today. Contributions of any size are greatly appreciated!**