Kentucky Lawmaker Pushing for Recreational Marijuana

Kentucky could become one of the next states to legalize the leaf for recreational purposes.

Democratic Senator Perry Clark recently showed up in Frankfort to pre-file a piece of legislation aimed at creating a taxed and regulated cannabis market throughout the Commonwealth.

The proposal, submitted under BR408, would create something similar to other recreational pot markets, pushing for adults 21 and over to have the freedom to carry up to one ounce of marijuana and cultivate up to five plants at home for personal use.

This cannabis reform effort would set Kentucky on course to join the ranks of eight other states that have brought an end to the scourge of marijuana prohibition. It was designed to cut into the black market by establishing a system that handles marijuana in the same fashion as beer.

Even better, the bill would impose some much needed changes to the criminal justice system...

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