It’s time to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky | MORE VIEWER RESPONSE | Point of View

  • July 5, 2022

Let’s talk about medical marijuana and why it should be legal in Kentucky. I know, anytime this comes up, people on both sides of the issue make a big fuss, but it’s back in the news again.

Kudos to Governor Andy Beshear for creating a new medical marijuana advisory committee made up of people from the medical field, judicial system and other stakeholders.

By legalizing medical marijuana, it will benefit people who need it and also help the state financially by raising tax dollars. It’s time for Kentucky to evolve, and this is a step in the right direction.

Here’s what our viewers had to say:

“Not only should medical marijuana be legalized, but marijuana in general to create a huge flow of tax revenue. You can control it more than you do with it being illegal, and you put a dent in the drug trade from Mexico.”

“They’ll make big money from taxing it. You’d be surprised how much money you can make off of that stuff in Kentucky.”

“I’ve been clean off pills for nine years. CBD really helps me. Crazy that I can’t have it when I need it.”

“Medical and recreational marijuana should be put up to a vote by the people, instead of leaving it up to the politicians.”

“They legalized marijuana. They put some of these dealers out of business and stop some of these killings that’s going on in Louisville.”

“I know a lot of people that drinks, and drinking’s a whole lot worse. I say legalize marijuana!”

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Kentucky attorney general asks state Supreme Court to reinstate abortion ban

  • July 5, 2022

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) asked the state’s Supreme Court on Sunday to reinstate an abortion ban that briefly went into effect following the overturning of Roe v. Wade but was later blocked by a lower court.

kentucky/” data-ylk=”slk:A judge on Thursday had temporarily blocked” class=”link “A judge on Thursday had temporarily blocked the implementation of two state laws, which would effectively ban abortion unless necessary to save the woman’s life, following a challenge from abortion-rights groups arguing that Kentucky’s state constitution protected abortion rights. An appeals court judge later denied a request from Cameron to reinstate the ban.

“We are exhausting every possible avenue to have Kentucky’s Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law reinstated,” Cameron said in a statement. “There is no more important issue than protecting life, and we are urging the state’s highest court to consider our request for emergency relief.”

Cameron’s filings with Kentucky’s Supreme Court argue there is no right to abortion in the state’s constitution and that without an emergency ruling from it, unborn children will suffer immediate and irreparable harm.

Samuel Crankshaw — spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, which represents one of the abortion providers in the suit — praised the appeals court ruling that affirmed blocking the law’s immediate implementation.

“We’re glad to see the Court of Appeals agrees the lower court has taken proper emergency action to protect abortion access,” Crankshaw said in a statement. “This win is temporary, but we won’t back down in the fight to defend Kentuckians’ most basic rights from extremist politicians like Daniel Cameron.”

Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, another plaintiff in the suit, did not immediately return a request for comment.

The US Supreme Court last month upheld a 15-week abortion ban in

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