Today, the Senate named their representatives to the House/Senate conference committee for the 2018 Farm Bill

Today, the Senate named their representatives to the House/Senate conference committee for the 2018 Farm Bill.  Here’s the full list of House and Senate conferees.In a rare move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell named himself to the conference committee – meaning he will be in the room when the permanent fate of hemp is decided.As …

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Legal cannabis must be option for pain sufferers, panelists say

He didn’t like the black market, so he cultivated at his home. He was arrested and received five years of probation.HENDERSON - Advocates for medicinal marijuana said Tuesday the time is now to push for statewide legalization.They said research is clear that cannabis helps those suffering from a variety of painful conditions, yet, the word …

Anita Maddux, 50, was charged with a felony for possessing a 10-milliliter sample bottle of cannabidiol (CBD)

One woman faces charges for hemp-derived cannabidiol oil despite its recent presence in local grocers JACKSON HOLE, WY – A woman driving through Jackson, Wyoming, on her way to Montana left with a life-changing souvenir. On July 8, Anita Maddux, 50, was charged with a felony for possessing a 10-milliliter sample bottle of cannabidiol (CBD) …

As the feds crack down on opioid prescriptions, patients are taking their own lives, doctors are losing their jobs and overdose rates continue unabated.

The Government’s Solution To The Opioid     Crisis Feels Like A War To Pain PatientsBy Art LevineJay Lawrence, an energetic truck driver in his late 30s, was driving a semitrailer across a bridge when the brakes failed. To avoid plowing into the car in front of him, he swerved sideways and slammed the truck into a …

“We will be introducing an ordinance for the Louisville Metro Council’s consideration that makes cannabis possession the lowest law enforcement priority of the Louisville (KY) Metro Police Department.”

Tom Rector Jr.4 hrs · It's official!We will be introducing an ordinance for the Louisville Metro Council's consideration that makes cannabis possession the lowest law enforcement priority of the Louisville Metro Police Department.The Louisville Metro Council meeting is Thursday August 9th at 6 p.m. at 600 West Jefferson in downtown Louisville. This is the next …

World’s First Non-Cannabis CBD Oil Is High on Hops

Nick Maahs | July 28, 2018 | 5:56amCannabidiol enthusiasm is reaching a fever pitch in Colorado. Consumers snarf CBD down in doughnuts, slurp it up with CBD-infused lattes, lather it on with lotions, gulp it down in capsules and, of course, puff it the old-fashioned way with high-CBD pot strains. But while the CBD craze …

Feds want to know what you think about Bevin plan to overhaul Medicaid & Kentucky makes Medicaid copays mandatory ‘under the cover of darkness’

Feds want to know what you think about Bevin plan to overhaul Medicaid Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal Published 3:05 p.m. ET July 20, 2018The federal government, once again, wants to know what people think about Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to overhaul Kentucky's Medicaid.Less than a month after a federal judge struck down Bevin's plan …

Sessions Says States Are Free To Legalize Marijuana, But DOJ Can Enforce Federal Law

July 26, 2018 By Tom AngellStates are free to legalize marijuana, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday, but his department plans to continue enforcing federal prohibition anyway.“Personally my view is that the American republic will not be better if there are marijuana sales on every street corner,” Sessions said in response to a …

Kentucky drug overdose deaths jump 11.5 percent in 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky are increasing despite a drop in opioid prescriptions and heroin use.A new report from the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy says 1,565 people died from drug overdoses in 2017. That's an 11.5 percent increase from 2016. Kentucky overdose deaths have increased by more than 40 …

What Is Legal and What Is Not??? “I was arrested for multiple felonies…in KNOX County Tennessee for possessing Industrial Hemp”

Please view video above.Following the passing of the 2014 Farm bill, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture launched the Industrial Hemp Research Program that would allow farmers and processors to begin the development of an industry. LINKThere has been some disconcerting news showing up on social      media in the past few days.  It seems the DEA …

(IN) Judge dismisses Cannabis Church’s case that cited RFRA to defend pot as a sacrament

Mark Alesia, Indianapolis Star Published 5:41 p.m. ET July 7, 2018The First Church of Cannabis went up in smoke in Marion Circuit Court.A judge Friday dismissed the church's 3-year-old case against the city and state that contended the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, RFRA, protected the use of marijuana as a sacrament.An attorney for the …

“$356,000 was spent of your money studying whether or not Japanese quail are more sexually promiscuous on cocaine,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

by KRISTINE FRAZAO, Sinclair Broadcast GroupYou can learn a lot from studying birds and every year government funded research does just that.But it’s one study in particular Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has been railing against for years.“$356,000 was spent of your money studying whether or not Japanese quail are more sexually promiscuous on cocaine,” said …

Arizona court: Hashish not included in medical marijuana law

By The Associated Press   PHOENIX — Jun 27, 2018, An Arizona court has ruled that medical marijuana patients can still face arrest when in possession of hashish because it isn't mentioned or included by name in a voter-approved pot initiative passed in 2010.The Arizona Court of Appeals handed down the decision Tuesday in the case …

Canadians Who Smoke Legal Weed Could Be Banned From U.S. For Life

By Jason Lemon On 6/26/18 Marijuana will be legal for recreational use in Canada on October 17, but despite legalization, Canadians who admit using cannabis could be banned permanently from entering the U.S.“It’s basically black and white—if you admit to a U.S. border officer at a U.S. port of entry that you’ve smoked marijuana in …

Russia Says Canada Weed Legalization Is a ‘Breach’ of International Legal Obligations

By Jason Lemon On 6/25/18Russia has come out strongly against Canada’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana, calling the move a “breach” of its “international legal obligations.”The Russian Foreign Ministry said that a number of international conventions, to which Canada is a signatory, require privy nations to restrict the use of cannabis and other drugs to …

U.S. Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp After Decades-Long Ban Under Marijuana Prohibition

Tom Angell , ContributorThe non-psychoactive cannabis cousin of marijuana would finally become legal to grow in the United States under a bill overwhelmingly approved by the Senate. The wide-ranging agriculture and food policy legislation known as the Farm Bill, passed by a vote of 86 - 11 on Thursday, contains provisions to legalize the cultivation, …

GENUINE U.S. MARIJUANA PARTY T-SHIRTS From Cave City Kentucky!

GENUINE U.S. MARIJUANA PARTY T-SHIRTS !On April 20th, 2018 I received the following email from “Stripe”.“Thanks for using Stripe.While we hate to give you anything less than a great experience, it does seem that your business is in violation of the Stripe Services Agreement, section A.7.b (“Prohibited Businesses and Activities”). Specifically, we are unable to …

Today I introduced my bill to allow cannabis use in public housing…

Today I introduced my bill to allow cannabis use in public housing in DC and states where it’s legal for medical and/or recreational use. I signed the bill with Sondra Battle, a DC resident who lives in Section 8 housing and is prescribed cannabis to treat her fibromyalgia. pic.twitter.com/iyvUzpPMvA— Eleanor Holmes Norton (@EleanorNorton) June 19, …

US quits UN Human Rights council:

US quits UN Human Rights council: What message does it send to the world?By James Griffiths, CNNUpdated 3:48 AM ET, Wed June 20, 2018(CNN)The United States has quit the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), saying the body is a "cesspool of political bias." US ambassador Nikki Haley announced the move Tuesday, which followed criticism …

The ‘Right to Try’ Could Cost Dying Patients a Fortune

By Michelle Cortez   June 20, 2018, A small biotechnology company may be the first to offer dying patients unproven drugs under a new U.S. law called Right to Try that deregulated access to such experimental treatments.But it won’t be for free: Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. would charge for a therapy it is developing for the …

Canada just became the 2nd country in the world to legalize marijuana

Jeremy Berke  25 m Canada just became the second country in the world to legalize marijuana nationwide. Legal sales are set to begin October 17.The bill passed Canada's Senate 52-29 on Tuesday evening.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised during his 2015 campaign to legalize marijuana.Marijuana stocks surged on the news on Wednesday morning.Canada is the second …

The House Just Passed a Bill That Could Make Kratom Illegal

By Peter Hesson June 18, 2018Kratom, an herbal drug used by chronic pain patients and people with opioid use disorder, has been on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s chopping block for years, but it could become illegal a lot sooner than expected. On Friday, 239 members of the US House of Representatives voted to pass H.R.2851, …

In Memory Of Cher Ford-McCullough, 2-12-52 to 6-1-18

REST IN PEACE CHER FORD-MCCULLOUGH…YOU HAVE EARNED YOUR WINGS!  FLY HIGH, ANGEL!Above:  Left to right:  Paula Willett, Gatewood Galbraith, Cher Ford-McCullough.  When Gatewood was running for Congress — with Cher Ford-mccullough.Above: Cher Ford-McCullough sings “What if God smoked Cannabis?”Above:  Cher Ford-McCullough - Am I Just A Windup Toy (Crossbow)At 4:38pm on 6-1-18 Cher Ford-McCullough passed …

Marijuana Banking Measure Rejected By Congressional Committee

Tom Angell , ContributorA powerful congressional committee voted on Wednesday to reject a measure to protect banks that open accounts for marijuana businesses from being punished by federal financial regulators. Supporters then scrambled to craft a more limited measure focused on medical cannabis businesses, but it was ultimately withdrawn before a vote could take place. …

To acknowledge that the War on Drugs has been a failed policy…

Text: H.Res.933 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)There is one version of the bill.Text available as:XML/HTML XML/HTML (new window)TXTPDF (PDF provides a complete and accurate display of this text.) Tip?Shown Here:Introduced in House (06/12/2018)115th CONGRESS2d SessionH. RES. 933To acknowledge that the War on Drugs has been a failed policy in achieving the goal of …

Anti-poverty protest gets constrained at Capitol

For the second week in a row, a group of protesters with the Poor People’s Campaign were denied entry to the State Capitol in large numbers. Only two at a time were allowed to enter the Capitol. By Charles BertramAnti-poverty protest gets constrained at Capitol. State police say why.By Jack BrammerUpdated June 11, 2018 08:35 …

Leave Marijuana Policy to the States

By Theodore Kupfer A new bill would reconcile federal law with reality on the ground.In the nine states where recreational marijuana is legal, industrial-scale growers distribute huge quantities of weed to product manufacturers, dispensaries are as common as banks in strip malls, and anyone over 21 can buy weed in all sorts of forms — …

The NJWeedman is dead. Long live … NJRepealBailReformMan?

The NJWeedman is dead. Long live ... NJRepealBailReformMan? (JEFF EDELSTEIN COLUMN)By Jeff Edelstein, The Trentonian Posted: 05/29/18, 1:58 PM EDTThe NJWeedman is dead. Long live the NJBailReformMan. Or the NJRepealBailReformMan. Or the NJEighthAmendmentMan.Or something like that. You get the idea.“The war on weed is won. It’s over,” Ed Forchion (formerly NJWeedman) told me yesterday. “The …

Ohio Activist Dawn Dunlap Has Passed Away

The following information was sent to me this morning by                 Tonya Davis.  This was an unexpected and particularly tragic           accident.  I met Dawn a few times while vising Tonya in Ohio.                   My heart goes out to her family and friends.Dawn Maria Dunlap passed away on June 9, 2018 at age 50.This was due to an …

In Memory of Cher Ford-McCullough

Shawna Fibikar is with Cher Ford-mccullough.Yesterday at 9:38am · We've been asked for obituary details to be used for many publications and websites. GoFundMe information will follow yet today to help offset medical costs not covered by mom's Medicare B and to organize a celebration of life concert in August.FORD-MCCULLOUGH, Cheryl Jeanne (Morarie) -Cher Ford-McCullough  …