The motto of the Kentucky chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is “Pain Knows No Party”. And beginning February 6, advocates for legal cannabis will rally to put pressure on Kentucky lawmakers from both parties to pass reform bills. Pro-legalization lawmakers have filed medical cannabis bills in the Kentucky General Assembly every year since 2013. This year, there are four bills pending. With more than 80 percent of Kentucky voters in favor of legal medical cannabis, and a majority supporting legal adult use, Kentucky NORML wants the rally to impress upon lawmakers the will of the people.
Kentucky NORML Chapter Will “Rally for Reform” at State Capitol
Kentucky marijuana activists are planning a two-day rally at the state capitol to drum up a show of public support for a bevy of pro-cannabis bills introduced this year. The rally will begin on Wednesday, February 6, at 1:30 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. On Thursday, a second rally will occur at the same time and place.
Crucially, three of the four bills the rally will support are Republican-sponsored. First, there’s state Rep. Jason Nemes’ “Let Doctors Decide” medical cannabis bill (HB 136). HB 136