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HB 166 Posted in Judiciary Committee

HB 166 and Why it's Important.

HB 166 is a bill in the Kentucky House of Representatives relating to implementing and regulating a medicinal cannabis program. This bill lays out qualifying conditions and protections for patients and caregivers, establishes a department to oversee licensing under the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, encourages local economic growth by reinvesting back to “Area Development Districts”, as well as implements safety and packaging guidelines.

A incomplete list of the types of conditions the bill covers are as follows:

(a) terminal illness, peripheral neuropathy, anorexia, cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn's disease, mood disorders, Alzheimer's disease, lupus, muscular dystrophy, post-traumatic stress disorder, diabetes, sleep-wake disorders, fibromyalgia, autism, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injury, Tourette syndrome, movement disorder, porphyria, neurodevelopmental disorders, feeding and eating disorders, cognitive disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, or the treatment of these conditions;

(b) A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one (1) or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe, debilitating pain; severe nausea; seizures; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis;

This bill is important for so many patients and veterans across our Commonwealth. To not approve this bill would be a slap in the face to the thousands of Kentuckians that are looking for alternative treatments outside the realm of harmful pharmaceuticals.

What Going to Committee Means. Why Your Calls Are Important.

The Judiciary Committee, chaired by Joseph Fischer (R) H-68, has Received and Posted HB 166 for Consideration and will likely have it’s initial hearing at noon EST Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. We need the committee to report the bill as favorable so it may get a day on the calendar to have its first reading on the House floor. The more support that HB 166 gets from everyday Kentuckians, the more pressure that will be put on your legislators to hear the bill. The only way we can let our legislators know is by calling the number below or contacting them through other means. Leaving it up to them to make the right choice for the Commonwealth isn’t enough!

The number to call to let your legislators know how you feel on #HB 166 is:


The contact information for the members of the House Judiciary Committee is:

Joseph Fischer (R) H-68 (chair)

Home: 859-781-6965

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 742

Work: 513-794-6442

Email: Joe.Fischer@lrc.ky.gov

Jason Petrie (R) H-16 (vice-chair)

Home: 270-265-3163

Fax: 270-265-3134

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 618


Robert Benvenuti III (R) H-88

Home: 859-421-1464

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 628


John Blanton (R) H-92

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 668


Tom Burch (D) H-30

Home: 502-454-4002

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 601

Email: Tom.Burch@lrc.ky.gov

McKenzie Cantrell (D) H-38

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 670

Email: McKenzie.Cantrell@lrc.ky.gov

Daniel Elliott (R) H-54

Home: 859-332-4204

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 677

Angie Hatton (D) H-94

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 669

Email: Angie.Hatton@lrc.ky.gov

Jeff Hoover (R) H-83

Home: 270-343-2264

Work: 270-343-5588

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 614

Email: Jeff.Hoover@lrc.ky.gov

Joni L. Jenkins (D) H-44

Home: 502-477-4324

Annex: 502-564-8100- Ext. 692

Email: Joni.Jenkins@lrc.ky.gov

Stan Lee (R) H-45

Home: 859-252-2202

Fax: 859-259-2927

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 693


Chad McCoy (R) H-50

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 664

Email: Chad.McCoy@lrc.ky.gov

C. Wesley Morgan (R) H-81

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 607


Kimberly Poore Moser (R) H-64

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 694


James Nemes (R) H-33

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 706


Darryl T. Owens (D) H-43

Home: 502-584-6341

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 685


Kevin Sinnette (D) H-100

Home: 606-324-5711

Fax: 606-329-1430

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 703


Gerald Watkins (D) H-3

Home: 270-558-5139

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 634


Larry Brown (R) H-95

Work: 606-886-8132

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 649

Email: Larry.Brown@lrc.ky.gov

Brandon Reed (R) H-24

Work: 270-3588-0868

Annex: 502-564-8100 Ext. 684


Red = Republican Blue = Democrat Bold = co-sponsor

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