Bill to Legalize Marijuana in KY Pre-Filed

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Rep. Cluster Howard has pre-filed a bill that, if passed would allow adults 21 years and older to use marijuana.

“Other states have shown that legalizing cannabis for adult use is a win-win situation for everyone involved,” said Howard. “It’s a major revenue generator; it frees up critical jail and prison space; it helps counteract the deadly opioid epidemic; it gives farmers a major new cash crop. The longer we wait, the more we miss out on these benefits.”

The Kentucky employees retirement system would get 75% of the license fees, as well as the wholesale tax fees. The Kentucky Teachers Retirement System would get 25% under this proposed new bill.

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