Kentucky is generally one of the slower states to adopt progressive cannabis laws. Currently, recreational weed remains illegal. So does medical marijuana. In fact, Kentucky is one of the 17 last states to implement some form of legal medical marijuana program.
However, all of that could be changing. This week, a lawmaker in the state pre-filed a new marijuana related bill. If the bill passes into law, it would bring sweeping changes to the state’s currently very restrictive weed laws.
Kentucky’s Proposed Legalization Bill
The potential new bill was pre-filed by Representative Cluster Howard. His proposal would make a number of big changes to Kentucky’s cannabis laws. Most notably, these changes include the following:
It will be legal for adults 21 and older to purchase, possess, and consume marijuana. The bill would decriminalize the possession of less than one ounce of cannabis. Similarly, the proposed bill would establish a framework for regulating and taxing recreational retail sales. Howard’s proposal would put the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in charge of administering legal weed. Specifically, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board would issue four types of licenses. These include cultivator licenses, processing licenses, lab testing licenses, and retail licenses. Per local news