Michael Raus of Kentucky Bluegrass Cannabis talks legalizing medical marijuana
Michael Raus — long time Kentucky resident and founder of Kentucky Bluegrass Cannabis — is advocating for his state and fellow citizens to come together and legalize medical cannabis.
Former Governor Steve Beshear signed a law in 2014 allowing patients to use non-psychoactive (CBD) products with a physician’s recommendation. However, the law did not include provisions to legally produce or sell CBD products.
Raus’s initiative seeks to give citizens of Kentucky access to cannabis for treating illness and addiction.
House Bill 136 takes a step in that direction by legalizing medicinal cannabis. Raus, along with his “Dream Team,” believe that medical marijuana is the crop that could move Kentucky from a state of crisis to a position of national leadership.
Legalizing Medicinal Cannabis in Response to Kentucky’s Opiate Crisis
The Journal of the American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine published a study in the summer of 2018. The study found states with legal medical marijuana had a 25% less increase in opioid deaths compared to states where cannabis is not medically legal.
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