April 17, 2016
The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2016 regular session ended on Friday, April 15 and once again the people’s requests were ignored.
There were a total of five Cannabis and Hemp Bills introduced into this Legislature and not one of them made it.
Here is the short list of them:
March 2, 2016 –
Senate Bill 262 is AN ACT relating to industrial hemp. Sen. Perry Clark
Friday, March 4, 2016 – to Agriculture (S), Wednesday, March 2, 2016 – introduced in Senate
Senate Bill 263 is AN ACT relating to medical cannabis. Sen. Perry Clark
Friday, March 4, 2016 – to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S), Wednesday, March 2, 2016 – introduced in Senate
March 1, 2016 –
HB 584(BR-1994) by Representative Denver Butler, “medical marijuana” .
Mar 01, 2016 – introduced in House, Mar 02, 2016 – to Health & Welfare (H)
February 25, 2016
HR 173 A “Resolution” to the FDA to “study medical marijuana”, the Sponsors are David Osborne, Lynn Bechler, and Brad Montell.
Monday, February 29, 2016 – to Health & Welfare (H), Thursday, February 25, 2016 – introduced in House
January 6, 2016 – introduced in Senate by Sen. Perry Clark – This was the “Cannabis Freedom Bill” (This Bill was “pre-filed” in December of 2015)!
Jan 06, 2016 – introduced in Senate, Jan 07, 2016 – to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
As early as January 28th they were already reporting that Legislation to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana is unlikely to be addressed during this legislative session in Kentucky,
so they KNEW beyond a doubt that they would not take any action on the Cannabis Bills as early as January!
At least Hundreds, maybe thousands of concerned Kentuckians made their way to the Capitol of Frankfort, Kentucky this year to attempt to
impress upon our Legislators just how important the “Cannabis” Bills were, yet I can count on one hand the number of Representatives
in Kentucky that stepped up.
Louisville, KY’s Sen. Perry Clark is a “stand up” Legislator for the People and he definitely did his homework correctly. I cannot see one thing
that he could have done differently to persuade a different outcome. Please send him a note of THANKS for everything he has done this year!
Not only could the Representatives not find time to take up the Cannabis issue, but they MADE TIME to take up the issue of moving “Kratom”,
which is another herbal plant, not a “spice” type of drug, to Schedule I in Kentucky taking yet another plant away from the people via “legislation”.
Kentucky is a corrupt State. That’s it and that’s that.
Once again, Kentucky will remain last on the list, at least for now. But it is not for lack of trying to climb up and out of this corruption, by the people who have stood up and asked to be counted! It is,
as usual, the Kentucky Government as it exists today and has existed for many years.
There is always next year, and there will be a new President in the White House by that time. As well, there will be new Legislators in Kentucky.
All we can do is to set our sites on next year, and say a prayer.
WE THE PEOPLE OF KENTUCKY WILL NOT BE SILENCED ANYMORE!
The Legislators can expect to have a LARGER crowd in Frankfort in 2017, expecting them to stand up and do the RIGHT thing!