Take Action in Kentucky to Support Two Medical Marijuana Bills

Two bills (HB3 and SB40) were introduced this year to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky. Follow the action steps below to support these important bills.

STATUS: HB3 was referred to the House Standing Committee on Health and Welfare where it must pass by majority vote before the full house can consider it. SB40 has yet to receive a committee assignment.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS – It doesn’t matter where you live in the state, please follow all these steps to support these bills.

For HB3

1. Call the Chair of the House Standing Committee on Health and Welfare, Tom Burch. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bill forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.

(502) 564-8100 Ext. 601

2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on HB3. If you leave a message or get an “undecided” response, let them know you’ll call back in 2-3 days after they have time to review. Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.

Here is the contact information for members of the House Standing Committee on Health and Welfare:

Robert Benvenuti (R) Vice Chair (502) 564-8100 Ext. 628
Kelly Flood (D) Vice Chair (502) 564-8100 Ext. 675
Darryl T. Owens (D) Vice Chair (502) 564-8100 Ext. 685
David Watkins (D) Vice Chair (502) 564-8100 Ext. 700
Addia Wuchner (R) Vice Chair (502) 564-8100 Ext. 707
Mary Lou Marzian (D) (502) 564-8100 Ext. 643
Reginald Meeks (D) (502) 564-8100 Ext. 653
Joni L. Jenkins (D) (502) 564-8100 Ext. 692
George Brown, Jr. (D) (502) 564-8100 Ext. 620
Bob M. DeWeese (R) (502) 564-8100 Ext. 698
Phil Moffett (R) (502) 564-8100 Ext. 708
Tim Moore (R) (502) 564-8100 Ext. 702
Ruth Ann Palumbo (D) (502) 564-8100 Ext. 600
Russell Webber (R) (502) 564-8100 Ext. 663
Susan Westrom (D) (502) 564-8100 Ext. 740

For SB40

1. Contact your state senator.  Strongly, but respectfully urge them to cosponsor and support SB40. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email, so make sure to take a few minutes to call.

Contact info here:  http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/

2.   Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days.   Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.


 

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