A lawsuit filed against the governor and the attorney general claims the prohibition of the medical use of marijuana is unconstitutional. The Kentucky Constitution says a law cannot be unreasonable and arbitrary.
The state allows the use of opioid medications, which have a history of addiction and overdose deaths, yet prohibits the use of a vastly safer drug with a record of zero deaths in its 4,000 year history of human use. Science supports this claim.
Therefore, continuing the prohibition of marijuana for medical reasons is arbitrary and unreasonable.
The same can be said of the recreational use of marijuana. Kentucky promotes the recreational use of alcohol, which has a history of tens of thousands of deaths from its use every year and untold acts of violence and criminality. Recreational use of marijuana has a history of zero deaths from its use.
Twenty years of medical use in California has yet to produce any of the prohibitionists’ predictions of doom and gloom. Cannabis prohibition was never about protecting the citizens and has ruined millions of lives.