Commonwealth Policy Center

Governor Beshear signed an executive order that legalizes medical marijuana. His order outlines 21 medical conditions, including cancer and PTSD, that people must be suffering from. It also list several requirements that must be met. Beshear explained at a press conference, “During my time as Attorney General, I listened and learned that for many Kentuckians suffering from chronic medical conditions, there is another way to manage the pain without the threat of addiction.” Many have criticized the decision, including Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who says its the legislatures duty to change Kentucky laws, not the governor though executive order. One of the problems with medical marijuana is that it circumvents the clinical trial process, which discerns which groups could be harmed and also how much the dosage should be for specific ailments.