They called police to report a break-in It wasn’t the intruder who got arrested

By Karla Wardkward1@herald-leader.comOctober 14, 2017 5:53 PM Three people who called police to report a break-in at their home early Friday ended up being the ones arrested after police found cash and drugs inside.Lexington police said they were called to a home on the 3000 block of High Ridge Drive just after 1 a.m. because …

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Despite increased social acceptance, marijuana possession arrests increase: ACLU

ACLU calls for Pa. to legalize marijuanaBy Steve Marronismarroni@pennlive.comHARRISBURG - The findings of a new study that black people are eight times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people, even though usage rates are just about the same, does not surprise the ACLU."The racial disparities in possession arrests have been around …

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

The team behind the study hopes that their findings can eventually be used to treat people with cannabis use disorder, defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 as a “problematic pattern of cannabis use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress.”By Yasmin Tayagon October 16, 2017Filed Under Alcohol, Drugs, Neuroscience & SexIn …

Trump to declare national emergency on opioids months after initial promise

By Dan Merica, CNNUpdated 3:31 PM ET, Mon October 16, 2017Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump told reporters Monday that he would officially make a national emergency declaration to fight the opioid epidemic next week, a move he billed as a "major announcement."The measure comes after Trump, on the steps of his golf club in New Jersey, …

Human Trafficking advocates and survivors share heartbreaking stories

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The second annual Human Trafficking Conference took place today in Bowling Green. Victims and advocates came together to speak on survival, change, and shared their stories on what being in the darkness of human trafficking is like. Many survivors have become advocates, and they have their own foundations and houses …

2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation

ATLANTA -- A.J. Burgess was born a month too soon without a working kidney, WGCL-TV reports, and his father Anthony Dickerson is a 110 percent match for an organ donation. But surgeons at Emory Hospital in Atlanta won't perform the operation because Dickerson served time in prison for violating probation.Burgess, who only weighs 25 pounds …

The following can be called my rendition on the opioid/lack of Medical Marijuana/ crisis in Kentucky,

(…or whatever else you want to call it!)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 …

The Continuing Saga of Kentucky Cannabis…

Headlines from the past week on the continuing argument concerning Cannabis “legalization” in Kentucky…Witnesses testify against Kentucky legalizing marijuanaLOUISVILLE (WHAS) -- A proposal to balance Kentucky’s pension crisis with proceeds from pot sales has gained a lot of attention on social media. Thursday it was the focus of a hearing in Frankfort.   Governor Matt Bevin …

Kentucky’s Crazy Pursuit of 70 Marijuana Plants

By Chris Roberts on September 30, 2017@cbloggyAn ex-sheriff’s former colleagues used the full power of the surveillance state to bust his hemp farm-turned-cannabis grow. Denny Peyman is the former sheriff of Jackson County, a dry county in Kentucky, where fewer than 14,000 souls live in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest. This September, …

This meeting was not supposed to known to the public… “Frankfort, Anti-Marijuana Discussion”

I have been informed of these meetings taking place in Frankfort, Kentucky, this Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 1:00pm.  I am posting the information here!  Please follow links to obtain more information!#1***Attention mark your calendars for this Thursday's Anti Marijuana Discussion***Should KY Veterans, or Public Protection Officers (Fire Fighters, Police, EMT) be criminals for trying …

Republican state Senator will propose recreational marijuana as way to create needed pension revenue

10/04/2017 03:11 PMby Nick Storm• @NStorm_politicsVIDEO THROUGH THIS LINK!With one of the worst funded pension systems in the entire nation in the commonwealth, Republican state Sen. Dan Seum says the need for new revenue could take the state higher, legally. Seum, R-Fairdale, suggests legalizing marijuana could add badly needed new revenues to the state coffers …

Vietnam veteran denied pain pills after testing positive for marijuana

“I went in to get a refill on my pain medication, and they refused to let me have it, because I have marijuana in my blood,” Gary Dixon, Vietnam veteran. Gary Dixon is a 65-year-old disabled Vietnam veteran. While in Vietnam, he was exposed to Agent Orange. “I hurt, and I hurt from something I …

Beshear Announces Legal Firms Assisting AG’s Office in Litigation against ‘Contributors’ to Opioid Crisis

Terry Sebastian or Crystal Staley502-696-5300http://ag.ky.gov/ 700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118FrankfortKY40601Agreement ensures state tax dollars not used for costs of litigationFRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2017) – Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced the legal team his office will partner with in the investigation and prospective litigation against drug manufacturers, distributors and retailers where there is evidence …

Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisis

September 21, 2017Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisisFRANKFORT – At one Kentucky hospital, people are actually bringing in heroin and shooting up with patients.That’s one example of the “very desperate situation” the opioid-abuse crisis has created, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson said while testifying before a panel of state legislators yesterday in …

DECLARATION OF RIGHTS OF CANNABIS USERS

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and unalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a …

“sick of hearing about your rights…you have no rights here.”

Border Agents Seized American Citizen's Truck, Never Charged Him With A CrimeNick Sibilla , Contributor When Gerardo Serrano took photos of a border crossing on September 21, 2015, he had no idea he would soon be handcuffed, thrown into a detention cell and see his truck seized by government agents that very same day. During …

Former judge accused of rape, human trafficking indicted on more Kentucky charges

By Karla Wardkward1@herald-leader.comCriminal charges continue to pile up for a former judge accused of rape and human trafficking in Northern Kentucky.Former Campbell County District Judge Timothy Nolan, 70, was indicted by a Campbell County grand jury Thursday on eight additional felony charges. Those included two counts of human trafficking; one count of attempted human trafficking …

(KY) “…the state has a good reason to "curtail citizens’ possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug."

Kentucky judge dismisses challenge of medical marijuana banBy adam beam, associated pressFRANKFORT, Ky. — Sep 20, 2017, 4:57 PM ETKentucky's ban on medical marijuana has survived an initial test in court, with a judge ruling Wednesday that the state has a good reason to "curtail citizens' possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug."Twenty-nine other states have …

Police used hidden video camera, microchips to track marijuana found at ex-sheriff’s farm

By Bill Estepbestep@herald-leader.comSeptember 18, 2017 11:49 AM Former Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman allegedly supplied marijuana plants to two other men to grow on Peyman’s farm, a state police detective testified Monday.Peyman was a participant in the state’s experimental effort to develop hemp as a commercial crop for farmers.Darren Allen, the state police detective, said …

Kentucky prosecutors warn against budget cuts during legislative committee meeting

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 15, 2017Kentucky prosecutors warn against budget cuts during legislative committee meetingFRANKFORT—Kentucky prosecutors today told state lawmakers that they have little to nothing to cut from their budgets. Governor Matt Bevin requested that most state agencies plan to cut around 17 percent from their current budgets in a letter sent to state officials …

Insurer says it shouldn’t have to pay for medical marijuana

The Maine supreme court is wading into the issue of medical marijuana and workers' compensation AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine supreme court on Wednesday began considering whether a paper millworker left suicidal by narcotic painkillers should receive workers' compensation for medical marijuana.It's the first time the court has considered the question of insurance reimbursement …

#FREEDAREN DAREN MCCORMICK IS OUT!

He's out!Here is the latest update on #FREEDAREN !!!Released with “conditions” today!Here is a live video of his release, thanks to EAST-CanadaFriends !Free Daren outside courthouse pt. 3 He's out!Updates to follow!RELATED:“I think I had an undercover Cop in my driveway yesterday”…

Congressman Heck Introduces Marijuana Banking Amendments

by NORML September 2, 2017Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) with Representatives Perlmutter (CO-07), Lee (CA-13), and Titus (NV-01) have submitted two amendments to the financial services division to be included in the House appropriations bill. Both of these amendments focus on banking services for legal marijuana-related businesses and would be a temporary fix until the current …

Uncertain legal status of financial transactions in marijuana industry lead to bitcoin, cryptocurrency development

By Steve BrachmannSeptember 2, 2017 On July 27th, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations held a hearing of the full committee to markup several pieces of legislation, including S.1662, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 2018. News reports indicate that, during that hearing, the Senate appropriations committee approved an amendment which …

RE: International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; Ocfentanil, Carfentanil, Pregabalin, Tramadol, Cannabidiol, Ketamine, and Eleven Other Substances; Request for Comments

The information contained herein is from the Government website of REGULATIONS.GOV.They are currently seeking comments on the scheduling of the above named substances.  After browsing through the information I did not see CANNABIS included in this request.  Cannabidiol, IS INCLUDED.  I will submit my comments and will post my response here on the website.SummaryThe Food …

Federal trial details black market conspiracy out of Fort Campbell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- More than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and sold in a vast black market, some of it to foreign buyers through eBay, according to testimony at a federal trial this week.The equipment -- some of it re-sold to buyers in …

“I think I had an undercover Cop in my driveway yesterday”…

If you didn’t already know him, meet Daren McCormick.  He lives in Nova Scotia Canada and is one of “Canada’s new oilmen”.He heals the sick, illegally.He is prosecuted, illegally.He has and is being detained in an Amherst facility, most likely illegally, as no signed search warrant was produced before his arrest.The following is the information …

Pot Was Flying Off the Shelves in Uruguay. Then U.S. Banks Weighed In.

Pot Was Flying Off the Shelves in Uruguay. Then U.S. Banks Weighed In.By ERNESTO LONDOÑOAUG. 25, 2017A line outside a pharmacy selling legal marijuana last month in Montevideo, Uruguay. Credit Matilde Campodonico/Associated Press The pharmacies selling pot were doing a brisk business.After Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana sales …

Other states allow medical marijuana. Judge asks why Kentucky shouldn’t join them.

Amy Stalker says she had more control over her own health when she lived in Colorado, where marijuana can be legally prescribed as medicine. Stalker now lives in Kentucky, where medical use of marijuana is banned.By John Chevesjcheves@herald-leader.comAugust 22, 2017 4:55 PM Frankfort A Franklin Circuit Court judge on Tuesday asked attorneys for the state …

District attorney: Marijuana laced with fentanyl is in Tennessee

      PLEASE BE AWARE!!!!   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Tennessee District Attorney is offering a warning about a new, deadly mix of drugs – marijuana mixed with fentanyl. DA Matthew Stowe told News 2 the drug is here in Tennessee and he can’t warn people fast enough. “It’s absolutely being seen in …