Trump’s DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana

By Lydia Wheeler - 07/23/17 07:30 AM EDTThe Trump administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under Attorney General Jeff Sessions.President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a report next week that criminal justice reform advocates fear will link marijuana to violent crime …

…dying with Francis – and learning to live again…

…dying with Francis – and learning to live again…ShereeKrider 7/11/2017 7:51:32 PMOn Father’s Day Sunday June 12th, 1983, I had a perfect baby girl. On Father’s Day Sunday June 19th, 2017, I lost my baby girl at 34 years old in a horrible one vehicle accident along north Interstate 65 a few miles outside of …

Kentucky’s Tweeting Governor Blocks Critics On Social Media… And He’s Not The Only One

By Brendan McCarthy and June Leffler June 15, 2017Gov. Matt Bevin in recent months has turned to social media platforms to slam local media and share his political views directly with followers.But as Bevin ramped up his criticism and online dispatches, he’s also blocked more than 500 Twitter users from following him, according to records …

Senators introduce bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition

Sessions asked Congress in May to allow the Justice Department to prosecute businesses and individuals in states with medical marijuana lawsCongress took a step toward easing its stance on medical marijuana on Thursday.U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Corey Booker (D-New Jersey) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) introduced a bill that would end the federal prohibition …

Biotechnology company opens mosquito factory in Lexington

by Monica Kastjmkast@herald-leader.comA Lexington biotechnology company aimed at fighting mosquito-borne diseases such as the Zika virus opened a mosquito factory Wednesday on Malabu Drive. MosquitoMate, founded by University of Kentucky entomology professor Stephen Dobson, will use the 6,000-square-foot space to raise millions of sterile, non-biting mosquitoes that will act as a “biopesticide” against other mosquitoes …

Last month, the House passed the Working Families Flexibility Act

By UpCounsel Employment Attorney Josh GarberLast month, the House passed the Working Families Flexibility Act, a controversial piece of legislation that would allow private-sector employees to trade overtime pay for compensatory time off, which the employee could use to take time off from work at later date.Although its supporters tout the bill as pro-employee, there …

Developing Kentucky’s Workforce Op-Ed by Governor Matt Bevin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Woody Maglinger502-564-2611Woody.Maglinger@ky.govDeveloping Kentucky’s WorkforceOp-Ed by Governor Matt BevinFRANKFORT, Ky. (June 15, 2017) - From the beginning of our administration, we have set the goal of making Kentucky the engineering and manufacturing hub of excellence in the world. We are off to a good start. We recently shattered our annual record for new …

CORRECTION! Shannon Dugas of “The Couch” Radio Show interviews Tim Simpson, member of Phoenix Tears

THE CORRECT TITLE SHOULD BE:SHANNON DUGAS OF “THE COUCH” RADIO SHOW INTERVIEWS TIM ALLEN,  MEMBER OF PHOENIX TEARS!THE TITLE NAME WAS INCORRECTLY REPORTED AS “TIM SIMPSON”, AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THE ERROR!THE STORY REMAINS THE SAME!THE LINKS ARE CORRECT.Shannon Dugas of “The Couch” Radio Show interviews Tim Allen, member of Phoenix TearsShereeKrider

(KY) GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR GET SUED OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA!

BECAUSE THIS STORY IS SO IMPORTANT IN KENTUCKY I HAVE INCLUDED TWO SOURCES OF INFORMATION.PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE VIDEO BELOW TO HEAR THE PRESS CONFERENCE WHICH WAS AIRED ON WLKY.THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED TODAY, JUNE 14TH, 2017, IN JEFFERSON COUNTY KENTUCKY AGAINST GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR BY DANNY BELCHER OF …

Shannon Dugas of “The Couch” Radio Show interviews Tim Allen, member of Phoenix Tears

Above is a link to the full official version of the Documentary “RUN FROM THE CURE”, released January 28, 2008. On June 11th, Shannon Dugas, Host of “The Couch” Radio Show, interviewed Tim Simpson, long time neighbor, advocate and friend of Rick Simpson. It is a very interesting and informative show and I urge everyone …

IN HONOR OF #NATIONALBOURBONDAY

I found this article while “googling” today and thought it was appropriate!Marijuana-flavored bourbon, anybody?Fred MinnickMarch 10, 2016Who wants weed with your bourbon, rum or brandy? Soon, your pot-laden dreams may come true.Like many people of my generation, I grew up thinking if I smoked weed that my brain would fry like eggs sizzling in bacon …

SITSA creates a new “Schedule A” that gives the Attorney General of the United States the power to ban any “analogue” of an opioid that controls pain or provides an increase of energy.

Kratom Advocates:If you’ve had one of those days that starts with friends calling you with bad news, and the news just gets worse and worse as the day goes on - then that describes my day perfectly.On Friday of last week, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, dropped a bill …

ASSET FORFEITURE IS ALIVE AND WELL…

By Brad Devereaux | bdeverea@mlive.com Follow on Twitteron June 12, 2017 at 8:43 AM THREE RIVERS, MI -- Police arrested a 22-year-old Elkhart man after a traffic stop for defective equipment and a K9 search that revealed about nine ounces of marijuana, police say. On Saturday evening, June 10, a police officer pulled over a …

Navdanya Call to Action against the Corporate Takeover of our Food and Health

People’s Assemblies for the Future of our Food and the Future of our PlanetFrom a century of genocide and ecocide by war-based corporations to a future of seed freedom, food freedom based on rights of nature and rights of humanity.In the last century big agribusiness with roots in the World War have poisoned millions of …

“Leeper Act,” lifts Kentucky’s 33-year-old moratorium on nuclear power plant construction

Commonwealth of KentuckyGovernor's OfficeMEDIA ADVISORYContact: Woody Maglinger502-564-2611Woody.Maglinger@ky.govGov. Bevin to Ceremonially Sign “Leeper Act”Wednesday in PaducahSB 11 lifts 33-year-old moratorium on nuclear power plant constructionFRANKFORT, Ky. (June 12, 2017) - Gov. Matt Bevin will join state and local officials in Paducah on Wednesday to ceremonially sign the recently enacted Senate Bill 11. The legislation, known as …

Yesterday, I went to Bank of America to withdraw $1500 cash. You would of thought I had a sign around my neck saying that I was a heroin dealer.

What Happened When I Tried to Take $1500 Cash Out of Bank of America-A funny thing happened on my way to writing on a very controversial topic. It just so happens that I inadvertently made my own news. To those who expected to read how the criminal elite are going stop Donald Trump short of …

Review Identifies 140 Controlled Clinical Trials Related to Cannabis

Thursday, 08 June 2017 Hurth, Germany: Scientists have conducted over 140 controlled clinical trials since 1975 assessing the safety and efficacy of either whole-plant cannabis or specific cannabinoids, according to a literature review published in the journal Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences.A pair of German researchers identified 140 clinical trials involving an estimated 8,000 participants. …

Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs Office of the Governor

Kentucky Commission on Military AffairsOffice of the GovernorMEDIA ADVISORYContact: Zach Morgan502-564-2611Zach.Morgan@ky.govMeeting NoticeKentucky Commission on Military Affairs - Executive CommitteeFRANKFORT, Ky. (June 9, 2017) - The Executive Committee of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs will meet next week in Frankfort.Who:Kentucky Commission on Military AffairsWhat:Executive Committee MeetingWhen:Tuesday, June 1310:00 a.m. (EDT)Where:Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs1111 Louisville …

Why Canadian marijuana companies are going public in 2017

Submitted by Marijuana News on Fri, 06/09/2017 - 08:45 The marijuana market in Canada is prepped for additional growth: several companies plan to go public in 2017 since the country's regulations are more favorable, giving investors more options in this growing sector.Companies are choosing to file their IPOs in Canada because of the more restrictive …

More than 100,000 young men from across the United States trained at Camp Zachary Taylor in Louisville before being shipped overseas to fight in the Great War

Lawmakers hear plans for state’s WWI centennial observancesFRANKFORT – More than 100,000 young men from across the United States trained at Camp Zachary Taylor in Louisville before being shipped overseas to fight in the Great War.To highlight Kentucky’s contribution World War I, a life-replica of one of the camp’s barracks will be on display at …

Jeff Sessions’ Drug War Hits Users & Abusers With Equal Force

The oppressed minority that no major politician will stand up for is the Casual Drug-Using American. That’s about 20 million people, according to the most recent National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. About 20 million Americans are drug users—who primarily consume marijuana—as opposed to drug abusers, who number about 7.7 million.The difference between them is …

"For whatever reason I never became addicted. There but for the grace of God go I."

Al Franken Smoked Weed, Snorted Coke, And Dropped Acid. That Doesn't Make Him Bad Pot isn't that big of a deal and apparently neither is the hard stuff like cocaine and LSD. Sen. Al Franken used all three as part of a pretty serious drug regimen to, you know, keep his mind limber during his …

The mainframe computer processing all of Kentucky’s unemployment insurance claims was built a decade before the 1980s-era arcade game Pac-Man.

For Immediate ReleaseJune 8, 2017Legislative panel warns of tight budgets aheadCOVINGTON – The mainframe computer processing all of Kentucky’s unemployment insurance claims was built a decade before the 1980s-era arcade game Pac-Man. “Think about that,” Deputy Secretary for Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Brad Montell said while testifying before the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations …

DOJ’s Mysterious Marijuana Subcommittee

Submitted by Marijuana News on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 08:45 Few details have emerged about a potentially influential review.Led by an outspoken legalization opponent, Jeff Sessions' Justice Department is reviewing federal marijuana policy, with significant changes possible soon. Almost nothing about the review process is publicly known and key players in the policy debate have not …

This Pharmaceutical Company Wants To Prove Cannabis Destroys Cancer

Submitted by Marijuana News on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 08:25 CURE Pharmaceutical, a technologically-based drug delivery platform and its partner, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology will be conducting a clinical study to test whether cannabinoid compounds will reduce or eliminate cancerous cells.Can cannabis really make cancer disappear?Cannabis as a cancer treatment not only for it symptoms but …

HB 410 was written to bring Kentucky into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act by Jan. 1, 2019…

News ReleaseJune 7, 2017New transportation laws being rolled outFRANKFORT – Coming to Kentucky roads this year: surplus military Humvees, three-wheeled vehicles dubbed autocycles and maybe even golf carts modified to deliver online purchases.Legislation addressing these three types of vehicles were among the transportation-related bills passed during this year’s regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly, …

Gov. Bevin Invites Kentuckians to Play a Part in ‘Reclaiming Our Communities’

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 2, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin yesterday met with more than 400 faith leaders and concerned citizens at Louisville’s Western Middle School to address the epidemic of violence that is gripping the heart of Kentucky’s largest city.He invited churches and other community groups to commit to “adopt” an inner-city neighborhood block to …

A look at Kentucky Cannabis Activists circa 2009

There are a lot of Cannabis Activists fighting the good fight here in the State of Kentucky.  They have been fighting for years - to no avail.  But we never give up!  We will keep fighting until we win! It started with Gatewood Galbraith, Craig Lee   and many more, some of whom are in …

Cannabis and the Constitution: A Brief History of Cannabis in the U.S.

Lisa RoughThe Constitution of the United States is arguably the most important document in the history of this country, aside from possibly the Declaration of Independence. It forms the backbone of America’s most basic rights, liberties, and laws upon which democracy is founded.In its original form, the Constitution contained no mention of drugs or alcohol. …