This stands to be a year of truly big decisions about medical cannabis in Utah and our resolution is very similar to the one being made by Kentucky’s Secretary of State, except after waiting four fruitless years for the legislature to act sensibly and compassionately, we have more trust in the citizens of the state of Utah, and so are watching the progress of the Utah ballot initiative with great interest….
“Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes’ New Year’s resolution is blunt: Medical cannabis must be legalized in Kentucky to help veterans suffering from PTSD and others who are painfully ill.
‘This is an issue of which I hoped the commonwealth would have already addressed,’ Grimes told Courier Journal. ‘Many of Kentucky’s neighbors have already legalized medical cannabis to aid and help their citizens with pain. Kentucky is behind.’
But given Gov. Matt Bevin and law enforcement organizations’ concerns over the issue, there are questions over whether a bill could pass.
No matter, Grimes said. She wants to get a bill on Bevin’s desk this year and see what happens. The governor has said he could possibly support medical marijuana if it were properly regulated.
Next year ‘is and must be the year when Kentucky finally steps up on medical marijuana,’ Grimes said last month in a statement announcing the creation of a task force on the issue. “We have to get this done to help Kentuckians who are hurting.”
Citing research and testimonies she has received from visiting veterans and patients across the state, Grimes said she was confident in Kentucky’s need.”
You go, Secretary Grimes…. …and good luck, Kentucky, along with all the other states in the remaining 21 which will be considering the issue this year.
So buckle up….
Next up comes whatever surprises, thrills, chills and probable mischief may emerge in the soon to start session of Utah’s legislature….
…and next will be submission of the petitions the Utah Patients’ Coalition has been circulating all around the state for certification of the proposed ballot initiative for the Nov. 2018 election, with other possible surprises on the federal level.
One thing is certain however. TRUCE will be with you every step of the way with our hard-earned brand of credible and trustworthy info each and every day….
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See full article – Alison Grimes: Let’s get medical marijuana bill on Gov. Matt Bevin’s desk