THE TIME TO CONTACT YOUR KY STATE SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES IS NOW!!!!!
The full text of the bill can be downloaded from the KY legislature's website HERE.
The bill will see marijuana rescheduled to Schedule II of the KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services regulations for controlled substances. Here is an excerpt of the most pertinent parts of the bill:
SECTION 3. A NEW SECTION OF KRS CHAPTER 218A IS CREATED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:
(1) The inclusion of marijuana as a Schedule II controlled substance under Section 2 of this Act shall not authorize the cumulative possession of more than five (5) ounces of marijuana over a one (1) month period by the person for whom the marijuana has been prescribed.
(2) A person for whom marijuana has been prescribed may cultivate and possess at any point in time five (5) or fewer marijuana plants for that person's own medicinal use. A plant authorized under this section shall not be subject to the tax established in KRS Chapter 138.
SECTION 4. A NEW SECTION OF KRS CHAPTER 315 IS CREATED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:
(1) The board shall by administrative regulation create a supplemental certification program authorizing a pharmacy to distribute marijuana to a person for whom that drug has been lawfully prescribed. No pharmacy may distribute marijuana unless it has been issued and holds this supplemental certificate.
(2) The board shall require that a pharmacy seeking a certificate under this section meet any reasonable requirement the board establishes by administrative regulation for the safe and secure dispensing of the drug. Among these requirements, the board shall require that each dispensing location be physically located in Kentucky and that the drug be dispensed in person directly to the person for whom the drug has been prescribed.
Section 5. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act.