Medical marijuana makes sense as another source of Kentucky revenue, especially given the history of hemp in Kentucky.  As someone who grew tobacco, I warned smokers for years of the dangers just from the chemicals used to grow it. When the tobacco buyout happened it was a real relief for us to be able to afford not to grow it. We need to understand what chemicals are used and insure that growing medical marijuana does not become an issue of profit over people. We should ensure that in every aspect of the industry everyday people can enter into the manufacturing and sell if they meet the requirements deemed necessary. However, such regulations need to let people in, not lock them out due to their lack of influence.

I believe the voters should decide Kentucky’s course on recreational marijuana. If passed, then we need to ensure that those serving prison time for the sale or growing of marijuana are released.