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Kentucky Legalization?

The Tobacco State’s legislature is considering a bill that would legalize cannabis use and home growing with no sales allowed.

Kentucky passed a Medical Marijuana Law in March 2023, and Gov. Bashear (D) signed it into law. It goes into effect January 1, 2025, and the state is still trying to figure out how to implement the program before beginning next year.

As part of this process, Representative Nima Kulkarni (D), from Louisville introduced a bill this week ending penalties, including arrest, for possession and/or use of cannabis (by adults only). The proposal includes allowing small home grows (five plants) with no allowance for sales of any kind.

“For decades, the failed and irrational War on Drugs has ensured that we have arrested, prosecuted and jailed millions of Americans for low level nonviolent drug offenses. – Nima Kukarni”

Nima Kukarni

Under the proposed law adults could possess up to an ounce of cured cannabis, or 5 grams of extract. Possession of more than that would only be a misdemeanor under the new law.

Representative Kulkarnia had introduced a similar proposal back in 2022.