Msgt. Thomas Vance: (KY) Pot Legalization Opponents Looking Desperate

(From Msgt. Thomas Tony Vance via Facebook comes the following opinion)There was a Kentucky Assembly Joint Interim hearing of the Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee held on 12 October 2017. There was short notice of the hearing and the main topic was cannabis legalization as it relates to Public Protection. All of the …

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“…the riskiest pot is coming from the black market—which could be an argument for expanding legalization”

Marijuana: Why Dangerously Potent Pot Is Making People Lose Their Minds and MemoriesBy Jessica Firger On 10/19/17 at 4:44 PM High-potency pot is causing psychiatric issues, including addiction and memory problems. New strains of the recreational drug have higher levels of the active chemical and not enough of another compound that keeps the drug safe. …

NEVER ASSUME ANYTHING…

An update on my Daughter, Francis’s death…  Happier times…There used to be a poster hanging on the wall, outside the Kitchen at our old house.  It read,NEVER ASSUME ANYTHING!orYOU WILL MAKE AN “ASS” out of “U” AND “ME”That was the first thing that I thought of after reading the Autopsy and Toxicology Reports for Francis …

When it comes to legalizing pot… WWBD?

By Erica RuckerKentucky, your governor is a fool. The pension crisis — among the nation’s worst — is a defining issue in Kentucky. So… WWBD? What will Gov. Matt Bevin do? What has he done? Not much.One thing is certain: He will keep repeating the phrase “a sucker’s bet,” and do little else besides cut …

Appeal filed in dismissal of medial marijuana lawsuit​

FRANKFORT, Ky. —Plaintiffs appealed a Kentucky court ruling throwing out their lawsuit to legalize medical marijuana.Last month, a Franklin Circuit judge dismissed the lawsuit against Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear.While the judge acknowledged marijuana has the potential for medial use, he said it is up to the legislature to decide the issue.In …

Marijuana’s impact on public safety examined

October 13, 2017For Immediate ReleaseMarijuana’s impact on public safety examinedFRANKFORT – As Kentucky lawmakers explore ways to pay for public employee pensions, a coalition of law enforcement groups say legalizing marijuana for recreational use isn’t the answer.“I’m not willing to risk my grandchildren’s health to save my pension,” Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard W. Sanders …

Hemp Program Now Taking Applications for 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced today that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has opened the application period for Kentuckians wishing to participate in the state’s industrial hemp research pilot program for the 2018 growing season.“I am proud to report that our program participants grew more than 3,200 acres of hemp this year, the most …

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 …

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”…