LEGALIZE
KENTUCKY NOW

We at Legalize Kentucky Now believe that legalization of medical marijuana is achievable sooner rather than later in Kentucky. Political leaders from both parties support it, and public support is at record numbers.

While no one policy solution can solve every problem, legalizing medical marijuana will make a real difference across a range of issues: increased tax dollars, compassionate use by those suffering from illness, reduce the over reliance on prescription pain narcotics that can lead to addiction and heroin and is ruining our communities, and the social justice effects of decriminalization will benefit Kentuckians of all races and economic classes. In short, the time has come.

WHY LEGALIZE




MEDICAL MARIJUANA
BENEFITS



The National Cancer Institute, run by the federal government, has stated that cannabis kills cancer cells. The medical research and science behind marijuana as a more safe alternative to harsh chemicals is clear. We can significantly improve the lives of Kentucky citizens who battle serious illnesses.



ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION



Kentucky could make tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue without raising taxes simply by regulating the sale and distribution of legalized marijuana. This money could fund our pensions, build our roads, go to schools, and more. We could also save millions in law enforcement by not criminalizing simple possessions.



SOCIAL JUSTICE BENEFITS
OF MARIJUANA
DECRIMINALIZATION



Did you know that an African American is almost 6x more likely to be arrested in Kentucky for Marijuana Possession than a Caucasian? Criminalizing marijuana disproportionately affects black people in our state.



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LATEST NEWS

We Need to Educate Our Lawmakers

We Need to Educate Our Lawmakers

While we were not able to get a bill passed this session, we made a lot of behind-the-scenes progress that will lay the groundwork for a successful effort next session!  The keys to victory are twofold: education and voters contacting their legislators. To help advance the first piece, education, we are co-hosting the Southern Cannabis…

Nichole Nimmo Shares Her Cannabis Story

Nichole Nimmo Shares Her Cannabis Story

Watch Kentucky citizen Nichole Nimmo share her personal story. She discusses how marijuana helped her get off numerous pain pills after battling cancer and severe arthritis. Nichole also discusses how she believes our marijuana laws are outdated and punish those who should not be punished. Thank you, Nichole!! You have bravely shared your story and are…

NEWS! We have a Bill

NEWS! We have a Bill

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Senator Morgan McGarvey has introduced a medical cannabis bill (SB 304) that allows medical cannabis for hospice and end of life patients. This bill has a lot of support from both parties, but we need to make sure this important bill gets a chance for an actual vote. To do that, we need you…

Donation Over $25 Gets Free Shirt

Donation Over $25 Gets Free Shirt

We have new Legalize Kentucky Now t-shirts! We only printed up a limited number and each have text reading “First Run Limited Edition.” The first 100 people to donate $25 or more to our cause from now until the end of March will get a t-shirt. When you donate, just write your size in the order…

Writing Your Representative

Writing Your Representative

We have had a few people ask us for a template when writing your representatives in Frankfort. we think that any way you contact them and let them know your opinion s great. If you need a little help finding the words, we have some suggestions. We think there are two ways to go about writing…

News: We Hired a Lobbyist!

News: We Hired a Lobbyist!

Legalize Kentucky Now has hired a lobbyist to help our efforts in Frankfort. Below is a statement from Mike Ward, our CEO: “We are excited to announce that we have retained Jason Underwood of Capitol Strategies to help us educate and advocate for this important cause in Frankfort during this session. Jason’s strategic and tactical…

Free Cannabis Health Summit

Free Cannabis Health Summit

There is an free online Cannabis Health Summit hosted by Green Flower taking place January 23-24. We encourage everyone who is interested to sign up here. They will have experts in the field talking about the science of Cannabis and how it interacts with our bodies.  It will be very educational and help dispel many…

Minnesota recognizes value of medical marijuana for pain management

At times, understanding the status of marijuana across the country is daunting. With so many different levels of legalization, we’re left asking, “can’t we all just agree?” This month, officials in Minnesota brought us one step closer to consensus about which medical conditions should be treated with medical marijuana. The state has joined many others…

Not all medical marijuana programs are created equal

Not all medical marijuana programs are created equal

Although “legalize marijuana” is a concise slogan that accurately conveys the sentiment of sensible supporters everywhere, the reality isn’t quite so straightforward. As much as we might like it to be, marijuana is far from an “all or nothing” deal. Between recreational use, medical marijuana, and decriminalization, there are many different options for forward progress….

Crime rates actually decrease after legalization

Crime rates actually decrease after legalization

The war on drugs is a war entrenched in crime of all kinds. From violent crimes related to hard drugs, to petty possession of marijuana, there are countless drug-related offenses to consider. Some drugs, such as alcohol, have strong associations with violent crimes. Others, like marijuana, have laws that are enforced disproportionately to the actual…

          

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