Will Kentucky become the next Colorado or Washington and gather millions of dollars in sales for legalizing marijuana? Colorado and Washington have found success with legalizing marijuana for recreational use, and now it appears that Kentucky is following their lead.
WHAS 11 was one of the first to report the breaking news story on December 11, and they state that “Kentucky Senator Perry B. Clark (D-Louisville) pre-filed an act that would legalize and regulate cannabis in a similar way the Bluegrass State handles alcohol.”
Unlike similarly proposed laws in the past, Senator Clark is calling Kentucky’s new marijuana legalization law the “Cannabis Freedom Act.”
Kentucky is not the only state besides Colorado or Washington to consider marijuana legalization for recreational use, and the Cannabis Freedom Act has been in the making for a while. Interestingly, one of the biggest supporters of marijuana legalization is Kentucky’s newly elected Republican governor, Matt Bevins.
Reason points out that legalizing marijuana might have been the “wrinkle” that caused Matt Bevins to get elected in Kentucky over Lieutenant Governor, Jack Conway.
………...If Kentucky does begin the process to legalize marijuana, the public will know within a month. This bill will be considered during the first 2016 Kentucky Legislative session which will convene on Tuesday, January 5.