DAPL-style protesters could face jail under new ‘critical infrastructure’ protection laws

New laws introducing harsher penalties against protesters who target “critical infrastructure” such as oil and gas pipelines are now pending in half a dozen states in the US. The legislation is aimed at deterring protests similar to the one that delayed operations at the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in …

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Congressional Republicans Block Votes On Hemp Amendments

Published 2 days ago on May 16, 2018 By Tom AngellIn the latest development in a series of anti-cannabis moves, congressional Republican leadership has blocked consideration of several industrial hemp amendments.Supporters were seeking to attach the measures to the large-scale Farm Bill, which sets food and agriculture policy for the country, but the House Rules …

Mother & Daughter Camp In Trees For 34 days To Stop Pipeline

May 15th, 2018 by Kurt LowderRenewable energy is getting a boost as grassroot campaigns to stop pipelines and other fossil fuel developments are springing up organically all over the world. Terry and Minor Red, who are mother and daughter, were able to hold up a EQT Midstream Partners pipeline for at least 34 days. The …

Poor People’s Campaign kicks off in Frankfort

By Forward Kentucky - May 15, 2018The Poor People’s Campaign, a “national call for moral revival,” on Monday launched six weeks of non-violent direct action in state capitols across the country, including in Frankfort.The Poor People’s CampaignA movement started by Martin Luther King over 50 years ago, just before he was assassinated, this modern-day reincarnation  …

First, Marijuana. Are Magic Mushrooms Next?

In Oregon and Denver, where marijuana is legal for recreational use, activists are now pushing toward a psychedelic frontier: “magic mushrooms.”Groups in both states are sponsoring ballot measures that would eliminate criminal penalties for possession of the mushrooms whose active ingredient, psilocybin, can cause hallucinations, euphoria and changes in perception. They point to research showing …

TKP Thorne Peters, Day 39 of 39 Months–For Cannabis? #NoMensRea

He was sentenced to 36 months 100% time and 1 yr 30% time … so 39 months.Actus Reus Non Facit Reum Nisi Mens Sit ReaFor the act to be guilty, the mind must be guilty, for the mind to be guilty, the act must be criminal.Above:  A new book will be coming soon from TKP …

Why the Right to Grow Your Own Medical Cannabis Must Be Protected from "Tax, Regulate and Control" State Models

Bruce Cain·Tuesday, June 27, 2017I’ve been juicing kale, hemp seed, hemp oil etc. for about a year now . . . using my Vita-mix blender. For someone that doesn’t do much cooking it has been great. So a few weeks back I added a gram of raw Cannabis to my daily smoothies and found that …

The Global Marijuana March originated with International Drug Policy Day in May 1990

Bruce Cain·Saturday, May 5, 2018Detroit's Metro Times is supposed to do an article on my contributions to the Cannabis Movement. But it has been 3 weeks since I was interviewed by their Senior Editor (today 5/5/18). So I'm getting concerned the article will never get published. At any rate some notes to the editor of …

Hemp brings jobs and more than $16.7 million in sales to Kentucky

Beth Warren, Louisville Courier Journal Published 11:57 a.m. ET May 1, 2018 A report card of sorts grading hemp's impact on Kentucky showed these scores:Eighty-one new full-time jobs. More than $16.7 million in gross product sales. And $7.5 million for farmers.Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles included these figures from last year in an April 24 …

The USMjParty…

The U.S. Marijuana Party is a news, information and opinion sharing website which focuses  on the repeal of prohibition, particularly Cannabis, but other natural growing plants as well.We believe that we inherit unalienable rights with birth upon this planet which include the right to the growing and use of plants without repercussion from any authority.A …

Thailand’s Legendary Marijuana

Recently, there have been signs that the Thai government is softening its stance on marijuana. By Peter MaguireApril 30, 2018For decades, Thailand was one of America’s most resolute allies in the war on drugs. After zero tolerance policies left the Kingdom with the highest rate of incarceration in Asia and a methamphetamine (ya ba) epidemic …

Why do They feel the need to steal from us?

(Originally posted on Oct 14, 2017)Any way that you look at it, none of it passes the “smell test”!From Robert Weber of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission came the following account of  a meeting of both the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare and Family Services, and the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee.  The …

(KY) Hemp shows potential for treating ovarian cancer

Researchers demonstrate hemp's ability to slow cancer growth and uncover mechanism for its cancer-fighting abilityExperimental Biology 2018Results from some of the first studies to examine hemp's ability to fight cancer show that it might one day be useful as plant-based treatment for ovarian cancer. Hemp is part of the same cannabis family as marijuana but …

Schumer to introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana

By Sophie Tatum and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNNWashington (CNN)   Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to propose legislation decriminalizing marijuana on a federal level.While Schumer, who was elected to the Senate two decades ago, has been supportive of medicinal marijuana, he has now "evolved" his thinking on recreational marijuana."The time has come to decriminalize marijuana," the …

Marijuana’s effects on young brains diminish 72 hours after use, research says

By Mark Lieber, CNNUpdated 11:17 AM ET, Wed April 18, 2018 (CNN)Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic …

Cannabis, CBD industry wary of looming decision on epilepsy drug

Published April 9, 2018 | By Kristen NicholsThe most disruptive product to hit the newly legal hemp industry might be one that will never be sold directly to consumers.GW Pharmaceuticals, a London-based biotech company, is awaiting a final decision from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to produce the first cannabis-derived treatment to win approval …

Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 session ends

FRANKFORT -- The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2018 regular session ended this evening, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and numerous other measures that will affect people throughout the state.Most new laws – those that come from legislation that don’t contain emergency clauses or different specified effective dates – …

(TN) Human Rights and Cannabis Activist “The King Pin” Thorne Peters Continues to Fight Shelby County Charges After Latest Arrest

Actus Reus Non Facit Reum Nisi Mens Sit ReaFor the act to be guilty, the mind must be guilty, for the mind to be guilty, the act must be criminal.April 12, 2018On April 3rd, Mr. Thorne Peters was “live” in front of the Shelby County Justice Center, awaiting his latest arrest for selling small amounts …

Martellus Bennett: ‘About 89%’ of NFL players use marijuana

A.J. Perez, USA TODAY Sports Published 7:13 p.m. ET April 11, 2018Estimates on the percentage of NFL players who use marijuana have been made, but recently retired tight end Martellus Bennett pinned the number pretty high. “I want to say about 89%,” Bennett said on a Bleacher Report podcast hosted by Chris Simms and Adam …

(fl) Judge: Joe Redner can legally grow his own marijuana

Justine GriffinPublished: April 11, 2018A court ruled Wednesday that Tampa strip club owner Joe Redner can grow his own marijuana for medical purposes, a decision that lawyers say could lead to a wave of similar cases.The ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers applies only to Redner, 77. The Florida Department of Health responded …

Water Protectors Prepare For Battle: The Next Big Resistance In South Dakota

It’s raining buckets outside. The back and forth of the windshield wipers and Siri’s monotone guidance accompanies me through the roads riddled with potholes and semi-trucks. I pass several gated factories to an empty corner of the property, where the Puyallup Tribe and their allies had been protesting the Puget Sound Energy Liquid Natural Gas …

“Acreage has a mission to make cannabis available to any patient who can benefit from safe and reliable access…”

John Boehner and Bill Weld to join Acreage Board of DirectorsAppointments Add Unmatched Experience to Acreage Holdings’ Board of AdvisorsNew York City, NY – April 11, 2018 – Acreage Holdings (“Acreage”) (www.acreageholdings.com), one of the nation’s largest, multi-state actively-managed cannabis corporations, announced the appointments of former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John …

International Drug Scheduling; … Cannabis Plant and Resin; Extracts and Tinctures of Cannabis; Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol; …Cannabidiol; Request for Comments…

International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; Cannabis Plant and Resin; Extracts and Tinctures of Cannabis; Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol; Stereoisomers of Tetrahydrocannabinol; Cannabidiol; Request for CommentsA Notice by the Food and Drug Administration on 04/09/2018This document has a comment period that ends in 13 days. (04/23/2018) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) …

(KY) SENATOR DAVID GIVENS’ LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

For Immediate ReleaseApril 6, 2018SENATOR DAVID GIVENS’ LEGISLATIVE UPDATEAfter a productive 58th day of the 2018 Legislative Session that saw the passing of several significant bills to benefit the Commonwealth, we have now entered a 10-day “veto recess” where Governor Matt Bevin will have the opportunity to sign and veto bills passed by the Kentucky …

A man in Kentucky is suing the commonwealth to be able to use “IM GOD” on his license plate.

Man sues Kentucky for right to "IM GOD' license plateBy: NBC4 Staff FRANKFORT, KY (WCMH) -- A man in Kentucky is suing the commonwealth to be able to use “IM GOD” on his license plate. For more than a decade Ben “Bennie” Hart used the license plate “IM GOD” in Ohio. Hart, who is an …

The gentlemen from Kentucky rise to speak for hemp

By Paul Danish April 5, 2018When U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) announced last week that he was going to introduce a bill to legalize industrial hemp, there was a sudden collective intake of breath among the nation’s journos, the likes of which hadn’t been heard since the last 4/20 celebration at CU Boulder.Rand …

The Justice Department said the operation represented one of the largest-ever residential forfeiture efforts in U.S. criminal history.

Justice Department seizes over 100 homes in crackdown on marijuana operationSarah N. LynchWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement agencies seized over 100 homes in the Sacramento, California-area this week in what the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday said was part of a sweeping crackdown on a criminal marijuana growing operation funded by China-based criminal groups.In …

Canadian Oil Men Continue On…Daren McCormick’s Preliminary Hearing begins…

Free Man On The Land Daren Wayne of the Family McCormick, son of a Canadian Military Man, is originally from Northport, Nova Scotia.  He has traveled all across Canada and Europe and it was in his travels that he met the infamous Mr. Rick Simpson.He was introduced to Rick Simpson and saw what he had …

(KY) Bourbon by mail: Bill would make it possible

For Immediate ReleaseApril 2, 2018Bourbon by mail: Bill would make it possibleFRANKFORT – A measure that would allow direct shipment of alcoholic beverages received final passage today in the state Senate and is on its way to the governor to be signed into law. The measure, known as House Bill 400, is an economic development …

Thorne Peters LIVE from Shelby County Justice Center in Memphis Tn …

Mike Cox 3 hrs · Thorne Peters taking a stand for all of us today, saying No Mens Rea, no guilty mind, no crime no time. This is sickening folks. Mens Rea has been a principle of criminal law since the beginning of Law. He will be live very shortly and there is no more important …