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Sgt. Dakota Meyer Joins Grimes In Support Of Legalization Of Medical Cannabis in Ky.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) –  Medal of Honor recipient and Kentucky-native Sgt. Dakota Meyer announced on Friday that he is joining Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes in supporting medical cannabis legalization in Kentucky. He endorsed House Bill 166.

Meyer released the following statement:

Medical cannabis works. I've seen firsthand lives it has positively impacted. I've seen how quality of life is vastly improved when a veteran struggling with PTSD can use medical cannabis to quiet their mind and sleep. It's time we move away from the old-school mentalities that are holding our Commonwealth back and preventing Kentuckians from getting relief. I see legalization of medical cannabis as a huge step in fighting the opioid crisis. Frankfort has to act. There are too many people – especially men and women who have served our country – who need help. I'm counting on legislators and the Governor to make medical cannabis legal in 2018.

The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on House Bill 166 on Monday, March 5, at 2 p.m. ET. The legislation is the product of a task force Grimes assembled on the issue.

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