A neighborhood medical hashish advocate and others are bringing constituents to the Kentucky State Capitol within the type of a photograph wall.
Rineyville resident Julie Cantwell is without doubt one of the co-founders of the Kentucky Mothers for Medical Hashish.
On the KMMC Fb web page, she mentioned they are going to characteristic sufferers who’re in want of medical hashish.
They, together with different organizations comparable to Kentucky NORML, determined to create a venture to characteristic Kentucky sufferers on the state capitol who’re unable to advocate for laws in particular person.
“We determined to do that venture to principally take them to Frankfort with out taking them to Frankfort,” Cantwell mentioned.
These photographs are positioned in a tunnel that legislators stroll by. Folks on the wall embrace those that are utilizing medical hashish, wish to use it, know somebody that’s utilizing it and some docs.
Additionally they printed a big banner the place anybody can signal it to indicate assist. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was the primary to signal it.
Cantwell mentioned since September, they’ve been having conferences with members of the Kentucky State Senate, which they’re specializing in this 12 months.
In November, Beshear handed an govt order that permits Kentucky sufferers to exit of state and buy medical hashish to carry again, beneath sure circumstances.
“It’s good to know that they’re protected in the event that they do go away the state and are available again with it, however plenty of sick individuals simply can’t do this,” Cantwell mentioned.
Cantwell mentioned that Kansas, North Carolina and Wisconsin are discussing legalizing medical hashish, which if that occurs, Kentucky will likely be one of many final 10 states to not have legalized it.
She mentioned constituents can name the legislative hotline at 1-800-372-7181 to voice their assist for medical hashish.
At facebook.com/KyMomsMMJ, copies of a type may be discovered that sufferers can take to their physician to fill out, which denotes the qualifying circumstances the affected person is shopping for medical hashish out of state.
Cantwell mentioned cops can have a palm card to examine off if a Kentucky resident who’s stopped with medical hashish fulfills the rules. This contains proof of buy, the paperwork from the physician and never carrying greater than 8 ounces from out of state.