Meet The Woman Suing To Legalize Medical Marijuana In Kentucky

Meet The Woman Suing To Legalize Medical Marijuana In Kentucky

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It was one drop of cannabis oil on top of a slice of angel food cake. That’s how Amy Stalker’s mother tried marijuana for the first time. Almost a year into Stalker’s mother’s cervical cancer, the doctors told them the chemotherapy and radiation were not working. They advised Stalker that her mom should go into hospice. Her mother, Carolyn, died two weeks later. There’s no such thing as medical marijuana in Kentucky. There’s only illegal marijuana, and that was the reason Stalker moved away from Kentucky to Colorado in 2013, and then to Washington state. That way, Stalker said, she could use the drug — which she uses for medicinal purposes — legally. That part was important to her mother. “She was never one of those to break the law, and that was one of the reasons I moved away, so I could have an open conversation with my family about following the law,” Stalker said. Stalker is a plaintiff — along with Danny Belcher and Dan Seum Jr. — in a lawsuit filed in Franklin Circuit Court on Wednesday seeking to effectively legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky. The suit, which names Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear as defendants, argues that disallowing medical marijuana violates Kentucky residents’ right to privacy in their own homes, and that the state constitution does not allow Kentucky to create laws that are without reason. Amy Stalker poses with her medical marijuana license from Colorado and a prescription for the drug. Novel Legal Concept Once Stalker moved back to Kentucky from Washington — where she was prescribed medical marijuana — she had to start buying the drug illegally. The thought of getting caught with the marijuana in Kentucky scared her. “The daily thought of, if it get pulled over and they […]

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