Support SB 263: Medical Marijuana

Published on 18 January 2016 by in Legislative Alerts


Take Back Kentucky Legislative Alert

Support: Senate Bill 263: Cannabis Freedom Act


Call 1-800-372-7181

Sponsor(s):                 P.Clark

Status:                        March 2 Introduced, March 4 Assigned to Committee

Committee:                Senate Licensing and Occupation

Timeframe:                 Committee meets every Tuesday @ 10AM in Annex Room 169

Message is for:           All Senate Leadership, Members of the Senate Licensing and Occupation Committee, and YOUR Senator     

Message:                     “Support Senate Bill 263, it is time citizens had a safe and natural alternative for the medical needs”

Optional:                    E-mail the legislators on the committee. Example e-mail address: . If that doesn’t work they have a contact page on their informational page.

Information:               TBK has a page containing the benefits of Medical Cannabis when a presentation was given at our March of 2014, you can find that information HERE. We also suggest you go to Kentuckians for Medical Marijuana.

Note:                                This alert was SB 13, the bills seemed similar but they were different, SB 13 was a more comprehensive Cannabis bill that allowed for Recreation Use of Marijuana. TBK has not officially taken a position on Recreation Use Marijuana as of yet.


8 Responses to “Support SB 263: Medical Marijuana”

  1. Bruce says:

    What was Perry Clark thinking? It has “Freedom” right there in the title. Our legislature will never vote for anything like that!


  2. justin geary says:

    This would help a lot of people for a lot of different reasons mine is conic pain . I would give up my pain pills that I have been on sense 1994

  3. Craig says:

    As a double bone marrow transplant recipient this would help me get off pain medication and allow me to be more productive.

  4. Stephen says:

    I have rheumatoid arthritis that causes me severe pain. I also suffer from PTSD. Between the anti inflammatory properties of CBD and CBG, and the anti depressant anti anxiety properties of THC.
    Please pass this

  5. Carl says:

    A woman has a right to kill another human being ,Its her body its also her baby .When i smoke a joint i am not harming anyone except myself .I am really helping my pain. I just don’t get it someone please explain this to me.Thanks for reading this think about it. Sincerely, Carl.

  6. Ernest Agee says:

    Tom Buford is stopping us from have one of the lowest unemployment states going by not allowing Senate bill SB13 being heard. You need to call him and tell him if SB13 does not pass that you are not going to vote for him when he runs for office again. The phone number is 1 502 564 8100. ask to speck to Tom Buford’s office. This is for people that are out of a job and out looking for work there would be a lot of jobs out there that might not be the kind of jobs you are looking for but some job is better than no job at all. in Colorado the begging people to work in the marijuana field and they do pay well. If you are suffering from something that marijuana can help with you need to call and tell him the same thing. If you don’t it will never happen and he will set back in his office laughing at you suffering knowing that he is not doing anything about it help you.

  7. Carl says:


  8. Msgt Vance says:

    “Are you stupid or sumpin’?”
    A famous and often repeated question asked of Forest in the movie ‘Forest Gump’ is a question we should be asking ourselves when it comes to getting a handle on our drug problems.
    Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky are all in the midst of a heroin/prescription pain medicine crisis and a recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows a 25% drop in opioid overdose deaths, ( deaths from heroin and prescription pain medicine), in the first year after a State passes a medical marijuana bill. This percentage grows to 33% by the 6th year after passage. A Cato Institute report shows a 5% drop in suicides in the first year after passage.
    Twenty years of the citizens of California accessing marijuana for medical uses has failed to produce any of the predicted harms we have been told for 79 years would happen if marijuana were legal for any reason.
    This, coupled with the drop in overdose deaths and suicides certainly supports the concept of marijuana as a safer alternative to other more dangerous drugs both legal and illegal.
    With all this in mind one finds it incomprehensible that the legislators of these States are not seriously working on the passage of a medical marijuana bill as fast as possible. Never mind the millions in revenue or the tens of thousands of jobs, hundreds of lives depend on the passage of a comprehensive marijuana bill in these States.
    Let’s consider the actual numbers for these three States.
    Kentucky, in 2014 reported 1077 opioid overdose deaths. 269 of these would not have happened. Kentucky also reports 701 suicides for 2015. 35 of these would not have happened.
    Indiana, in 2014 reported 1172 opioid overdose deaths. 293 of these would not have happened. Indiana also reported 944 suicides for 2015. 47 of these would not have happened.
    Ohio, in 2014 reported 2744 overdose deaths. 686 of these would not have happened. Ohio also reported 1526 suicides for 2015. 76 of these would not have happened.
    In plain terms, had a medical marijuana bill been passed in these States 1406 of our fellow citizens would still be alive today!
    How do we morally justify wringing our hands over our overdose epidemic while at the same time we ignore and demonize a policy that can literally save hundreds of lives in these States every year? People are dying right now. We can save a quarter of these lives right now. If we do nothing, when we can save so many lives we surely must ask ourselves, “Are we stupid or sumpin?”

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