Kentucky Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana, Take Step to Nullify Federal Prohibition

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2016) – A Kentucky Senate bill slated for introduction in 2017 would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. Pre-filed by Sen. Perry B. Clark (D-Louisville), BR409 would “protect patients with debilitating medical conditions, as well as their practitioners and …

A Kentucky-based hemp seed grower is the first company to have its seeds approved and officially certified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

    Blair Miller DENVER – A Kentucky-based hemp seed grower is the first company to have its seeds approved and officially certified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Lexington, Kentucky-based Schiavi Seeds LLC had three separate seed varieties certified as CDA Approved Certified Seeds under the new program, which aims to promote hemp agriculture …

Congressional Republicans Vow To Block Marijuana Amendments

  By Tom Angell on December 5th, 2016 at 10:33 am Don’t count on there being any marijuana votes in the U.S. House next year. That’s the message that Republican leadership in Congress is sending after blocking a number of cannabis amendments from reaching the House floor earlier this year. “The chairman has taken a …

Santa Rosa marijuana processing plant back in business

JULIE JOHNSON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | December 14, 2016, 8:29PM | Updated 38 minutes ago.   In a white-walled room deep inside a southwest Santa Rosa building once used to manufacture heart stents, 11 specialized machines to extract concentrated cannabis rumbled, hummed and popped in production for California’s largest legal marijuana manufacturing operation. Five months …

Marijuana can be covered in pesticides, fungi, and mold — even if it’s legal

There is no known lethal dose of marijuana, which means it can't kill you. But the stuff that gets sprayed or grows organically on pot buds can. Studies show that marijuana sampled across the US carries unsafe levels of pesticides, mold, fungi, and bacteria. Earlier this year, Colorado recalled hundreds of batches that tested positive …

A record number of journalists are in jail, CPJ census finds

Turkey holds at least 81 journalists, fueling global high of 259 New York, December 13, 2016--Turkey's unprecedented crackdown on media brought the total number of jailed journalists worldwide to the highest number since the Committee to Protect Journalists began taking an annual census in 1990. As of December 1, 2016, there were 259 journalists in …