If Kentucky wants to pass br 161 "the Cannabis Freedom Act", you must do this now…

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Above: Link to Facebook Page of the “Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Coalition”

Because of the “Origination Clause” in the U.S. Constitution there must be a Representative to submit a “Companion Bill” in order for it to move forward because this clause says that all bills for raising revenue must start in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as in the case of other bills.

(From Wikipedia) The Origination Clause, also known as the Revenue Clause, is as follows:

All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

COMPANION BILL – A bill which is identical to a bill having been introduced in the opposite house.

THEREFORE,

What we need to do right now is to find a Representative who is willing to back up Sen. Perry B. Clark’s BR 161 with a “COMPANION BILL” in order to be in coordination with the “Constitution”.

Please write your Representative an email or letter asking them to get behind Sen. Perry B. Clark’s BR 161 and provide a “Companion Bill” as soon as possible because the Legislative Session (calendar link here) starts on January 5th, 2016 and January 8th, is the deadline for prefiled House Bills.

The LINKS you will need are listed here (just click on picture):

LINK to KY BR 161

KyLRC 12.17.15 Ky Cannabis Freedom Act homepage

LINK to KY Legislator’s Email Addresses:  (Please note that some of the Representatives/Senators have direct email links, and some of them can be copied/pasted into your email program).

KY Legislative Email Addresses

Also, of note, this is a little more time consuming, but worth it, I believe —  When I wrote my “Email” I sent it to my individual Representative, who is Johnny Bell – in Glasgow, KY, but I also copied the email to ALL of the Kentucky Senators as well as the Representatives, so that THEY ALL would be able to see the letter I had written.

Here is the LINK to the 2016 Legislative Calendar:

KY 2016 Regular Session Legislative Calendar

As well, anyone who may have a printer, and postage money available should ideally send individual letters through the U.S. Postal Service to the Representatives given addresses.  The more “paper” we can send them, the better they will hear us speaking!

PHONE CALL’s as well will be a great help!  Please back up your letter or email with a phone call to your Representative to reiterate the issue of BR 161 !!!

PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS BILL DIE!   KEEP IT GOING WITH AN EMAIL AND A PHONE CALL TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY!

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8 Replies to “If Kentucky wants to pass br 161 "the Cannabis Freedom Act", you must do this now…”

  1. This morning I received an email from Sen. Perry Clark – It read as follows:

    RE: BR 161 Perry Clark

    From:
    “Clark, Perry (State Sen.) (LRC)”

    Date: Thu, Jan 14, 2016 6:14 am

    To: “‘shereekrider@usmjparty.com'”

    Dear Ms. Krider,

    Thank you for reaching out to me and Representative Bell in support of the Cannabis Freedom Act. I appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts. The Kentucky General Assembly needs to address this issue now. The Cannabis Freedom Act repeals Kentucky’s current total prohibition on marijuana cultivation, possession, and sale and replace it with a regulatory framework designed to promote public safety and responsible cannabis consumption by persons over 21 years of age.

    You can help in getting this legislation passed. One important thing you can do to help is to reach out to your friends and family who support this issue. Then ALL of you need to contact your legislators to tell them you support the Cannabis Freedom Act and that you want them to support it too. You can find your state senator and representative, here http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Find%20Your%20Legislator/Find%20Your%20Legislator.html. Also, write opinion letters to your local newspaper and call your local radio station and ask them to do a segment on the issue. There is a grassroots hashtag movement on Twitter and Facebook to help raise awareness – ask everyone to use #CannabisFreedomAct on all of their tweets and Facebook posts.

    I appreciate you efforts to raise awareness and garner support for this legislation. Please feel free to share any other ideas that you may have.

    —–Original Message—–

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    1. Start an online Petition that people can sign…from a site like change.org where people can sign up that they support Cannabis Freedom Act. I am not living in Kentucky, yet. I plan on moving in the next few years. I am very pleased to see there are people supporting Cannabis Freedom Act

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      1. I, myself, had started probably 5 or more petitions in the last 4 years and none of them ever did any good here in Kentucky. I may try again since things are moving here now. Thank you for your input!
        Smk.

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  2. Here is a recent example: (EXAMPLE!)

    I want to thank you for contacting me. Your input is valued. The 2015 Legislative Session is very busy. Please understand that I recieve a great deal of emails daily, and am unable to respond to every communication; however, be assured that my staff and I are working together so that your voice is heard.

    If you need immediate assistance, please contact my legislative assistant, Anne Brady, via email at annefrench.brady@lrc.ky.gov, or by phone at (502)564-8100, ext. 1635.

    Sincerely,

    Senator Denise Harper Angel

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  3. Here is a recent example: (EXAMPLE!)

    I want to thank you for contacting me. Your input is valued. The 2015 Legislative Session is very busy. Please understand that I recieve a great deal of emails daily, and am unable to respond to every communication; however, be assured that my staff and I are working together so that your voice is heard.

    If you need immediate assistance, please contact my legislative assistant, Anne Brady, via email at annefrench.brady@lrc.ky.gov, or by phone at (502)564-8100, ext. 1635.

    Sincerely,

    Senator Denise Harper Angel

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    1. REMEMBER THAT THIS IS MY “PERSONAL” LETTER TO REP. JOHNNY BELL OF GLASGOW KENTUCKY. PLEASE DO NOT COPY/PASTE THIS LETTER AS IT NEEDS TO BE IN YOUR OWN WORDS, NOT MINE! I AM POSTING THIS FOR TWO REASONS, NUMBER ONE BEING “FREEDOM OF INFORMATION”….AND NUMBER TWO AS AN EXAMPLE LETTER. AGAIN, THIS LETTER IS NOT A TEMPLATE!

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      ‎Tuesday, ‎December ‎22, ‎2015
      08:14:20 PM

      To Johnny.Bell@lrc.ky.gov

      December 22, 2015

      To: Rep. Johnny Bell, Majority Whip, House District 23, 108 N Green St., Glasgow KY 42141
      From: Sheree Krider, 70 Mammoth Cave Loop, Cave City, KY 42127, Ph: 270-773-2290

      Dear Representative Bell,
      I am writing you today concerning the “Cannabis Freedom Act” Bill which was introduced by Sen. Perry B. Clark (D) of Louisville as BR 161 on December 11, 2015.
      Apparently, because of the “Origination Clause” in the U.S. Constitution there must be a Representative to submit a “Companion Bill” in order for it to move forward because this clause says that all bills for raising revenue must start in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as in the case of other bills.
      (From Wikipedia)
      The Origination Clause, also known as the Revenue Clause, is as follows:
      All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
      As I am sure that you are already aware of the information I have written above, I am pleading with you to pick up the slack and introduce the “Companion Bill” for Sen. Perry B. Clark so that it can then move forward in the Senate.
      This is undoubtedly the best “Bill” that I have seen filed in the Kentucky Legislature to date. Sen. Perry B. Clark has worked hard to accomplish prefiling this Bill.
      According to the Legislative Calendar the Session starts on January 8, 2016.
      According to Jaime Montalvo of Kentuckians for Medical Marijuana, Gov.-elect Matt Bevin could be a major ally in the push for medical access. “He was the only one willing to come forward and talk about it (during the campaign). I personally spoke to him about it, and he has a very touching reason for supporting medical cannabis,” Montalvo said.
      also…
      The Republican candidate for governor of Kentucky favors legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes.
      Although the Bill pre-filed by Sen. Clark is a much broader approach to the issue of Cannabis/Marijuana in Kentucky I believe it is the best one and I also believe that Gov. Bevin would agree if the right Bill is introduced with the Representatives and Citizens behind it.
      We do not need or want a Pharmaceutical Marijuana Monopoly in Kentucky. What we DO need is exactly what Sen. Perry Clark has written in his Bill.
      If a Bill was passed solely for “Medical Marijuana” alone, and people are not allowed to grow their own then the Monopoly will take hold and Citizens like myself would be left out in the cold. We need to be able to grow our own for personal use.
      I am a patient. I have had a number of surgeries, a Brain hemorrhage in 1998, (2) Heart attacks in 2012 and have suffered from debilitating Chronic Depression and Anxiety most all of my life beginning as a child although not diagnosed until 1979 when I had my first child. Cannabis has saved my life on a few occasions. However, because of the law as it stands now I am dare-some to try to grow my own medicine for fear of retaliation by the “law”. I have also suffered from the passage of HB 1 in Kentucky after being cut off from virtually life saving medication of Xanax which I had been on for over 20+ years. All because I came up positive for Marijuana in a drug screen by my “doctor”… There is nothing fair about this scenario and it needs to be changed soon. We are losing more and more people to death by Heroin and Meth due to HB 1. That is fact.
      Per the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary on July 27, 2015…

      Minutes of the 2nd Meeting of the 2015 Interim

      July 27, 2015

      The mandatory use of KASPER has resulted in three things: overall decreased prescribing of controlled substances, decreased inappropriate prescribing, and decreased “doctor shopping”. All three of these were goals of the bill, and all three have been successfully achieved. House Bill 217 was passed a year later, which cleaned up some parts of House Bill 1 and married the regulations to the statutory provisions. Representative Tilley asked members to note that those who are prescribing in high quantities are being monitored. Statistics have shown that since the passage of House Bill 1, heroin use increased. There has been an increase in heroin-related deaths.

      Link: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/LRCSiteSessionSearch/dtSearch/dtisapi6.dll?cmd=getdoc&DocId=752229&Index=E%3a\dtsearch_indexes\LRC_WebSite&HitCount=2&hits=11a+123+&SearchForm=

      Additionally, women are having their Children taken away for use of Marijuana which is totally unacceptable.

      If you care about the Citizens of Kentucky, the Children, the ability to create new jobs while gaining revenue for the State of Kentucky and the ability to offer something much less toxic than Heroin and “Meth”, (even if it is for “recreational” uses), Then I will ask you to support Rep. Perry B Clark’s “Cannabis Freedom Act” and produce a “Companion Bill” to get this into the Legislature THIS YEAR!…Many of us may not be able to wait any longer for a change in our Legislative “backward” State.
      PLEASE see links below,
      and
      Provide a “Companion Bill” for BR 161 !

      Respectfully,
      /Sheree Krider/
      Sheree Krider
      ShereeKrider@usmjparty.com
      Ph# 270-773-2290
      http://kyusmjparty.weebly.com/latest-post/br-161-senator-perry-b-clark-121115
      https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2015/09/14/a-summary-of-two-doctors/
      https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2015/09/24/all-roads-in-kentucky-lead-you-through-hell/

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      1. SECONDLY, as you send out the emails to ALL the Reps and Senators you will receive “auto responses” from their email accounts which are generally telling you that your email has been received and will be viewed and you may or may not get a reply but if it is important please contact XXXXXXXXXXXXXX@XXXXXXXX.com —- So that is what you do! Reply to the contact they give you with a copy of the letter to them as well…..

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