FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) – A Kentucky lawmaker has pre-filed a bill to legalize marijuana in the commonwealth and use the revenue from taxes to fund the state’s retirement system.
“Other states have shown that legalizing cannabis for adult use is a win-win situation for everyone involved,” said Rep. Cluster Howard, D-Jackson. “It’s a major revenue generator; it frees up critical jail and prison space; it helps counteract the deadly opioid epidemic; and it gives farmers a major new cash crop. The longer we wait, the more we miss out on these benefits.”