Andy Beshear on Drugs
Legalize medical marijuana; maybe it'll replace opioids
I support placing medical marijuana legalization on the ballot as a constitutional amendment and would vote in its favor. I would vote for it because I've seen the impact opioids have had on every Kentucky community. So many Kentucky families have
seen a loved one fall into addiction, and their lives have been devastated. If medical marijuana is an alternative and gives people the chance to get pain relief without being subjected to opioids, I think it's something we've got to explore.
Source: 2019 Kentucky Gubernatorial campaign website AndyBeshear.com
, May 2, 2019
Sue opioid manufacturers & distributors who flood market
As Attorney General, Andy has fought tirelessly for Kentucky families. He has fought against the opioid epidemic by suing opioid manufacturers and distributors that have flooded
our communities with pills, creating the Kentucky Opioid Disposal Program, and going after rogue doctors and drug traffickers.
Source: 2019 Kentucky governor campaign website AndyBeshear.com
, Dec 31, 2018
Funding for prevention; focus on opioid disposal & treatment
Andy Beshear conducted year-end interviews, speaking about several topics and issues that the state currently faces, including his fight against opioids. The AG's office has filed eight total lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies in the state of
Kentucky in 2018. Beshear hopes this can be a turning point in ending the epidemic.
"These [lawsuits] give us the possibility, if these companies will be responsible and accountable, at having that moment where, maybe, we can put this crisis
behind us," Beshear said. "We can have the funding for prevention, for opioid disposal, where we can clean out every single medicine cabinet in
Kentucky, where everyone who needs treatment can get it, and then we have the services and recovery to keep people well."
Source: ABC-13-WBKO on 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial race
, Nov 30, 2017
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