Kentucky Governor Issues Executive Order to Create Advisory Committee to Study Patient Marijuana Accessibility

Marijuana Moment reported that the governor of Kentucky has already named members for a medical marijuana committee that will perform public hearings regarding the subject and offers advice to the governor on how to enhance patient accessibility as the legislature will not enact reform.

kentucky medical marijuanaGovernor Andy Beshear (D) announced that he will issue an executive order that will place 17 experts on the panel. They’ll begin traveling throughout the state to gain more insight into public views on medical cannabis legislation and analyze other aspects of this issue.

Here’s a list of the members this executive order has appointed:

  • Dr. Amber Cann of La Grange, pharmacy coach and adjunct professor at Spalding University
  • Julie Cantwell of Rineyville, advocate with Kentuckians for Medical Marijuana
  • Jennifer Cave of Louisville, member, Stites and Harbison
  • Eric Crawford of Maysville, advocate
  • Cookie Crews of Frankfort, commissioner of the Department of Corrections
  • Dr. John Farmer of Louisville, OB/GYN, medical director of Solid Ground Counseling and Recovery, addiction treatment provider in Louisville, Morehead and Hazard
  • Dr. Jonathan Hatton of Whitesburg, family medicine, Mountain Comprehensive Health
  • Brian Jointer of Jeffersonville, Indiana, certified public health worker in Louisville
  • Dr. Nick Kouns of Lexington, internal medicine, Clark Regional Medical Center
  • Alex Kreit of Cincinnati, Ohio, director of the Chase Center on Addiction Law and Policy at Northern Kentucky University
  • Dr. Linda McClain of Louisville, OB/GYN, Commonwealth Counseling Center
  • Andrew Sparks of Lexington, former assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Dee Dee Taylor of Louisville, chief executive officer, 502 Hemp Wellness Center
  • Julie Wallace of Morganfield, Union County Attorney
  • Kristin Wilcox of Beaver Dam, co-founder of Kentucky Moms for Medical Cannabis
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