VA says it won’t study medical marijuana’s effect on veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, as veterans groups are pushing for the use of the drug as an alternative to opioids and anti-depressants.In a letter to U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Department of Veterans …

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How the Globalists are Screwing the American People on Cannabis, Immigration and Much More

Bruce Cain·Tuesday, January 16, 2018Cannabis PolicyOver the last few years State governments have monopolized Cannabis production and distribution, reaping billions in annual revenue. Now they are ramping up raids on small home growers as these greedy bastards are out to capture every last dime of revenue. In my home state of Michigan we just found …

(KY) We will be introducing an Adult Responsible Use Act tomorrow (Jan. 17)

We will be introducing an Adult Responsible Use Act tomorrow. A Press Conference is scheduled for Tomorrow, Wednesday 17th, 11:30, room 327 of Capitol Bldg. We will meet in cafeteria at 10:00 if you would like to join.Dan Seum4 hrs · Louisville · FOLKS NOW IS THE TIME TO GET INVOLVED!...REMEMBER, YOU DON'T HAVE TO …

Why is Cannabis still “unlawful”?

The Government's regulated and incorporated war on Cannabis has destroyed the Country we live in by replacing what is a totally natural substance with a host of chemical compounds for our every need. Mass marketed to us through media by all types of industries it has made its way through our bodies and minds and …

Senate advances bill to change election dates

For Immediate ReleaseJan. 11, 2018Senate advances bill to change election datesFRANKFORT – Legislation that would move the election of Kentucky’s governor and other statewide officers to even-numbered years passed the state Senate today by a 24-11 vote.Senate Bill 4 sponsor Sen. Christian McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, said the legislation would save about $15.5 million in taxpayer …

House Bill 166 filed for medical cannabis legalization

JOSHUA SAMMONS joshua.sammons@lee.netJan 11, 2018FRANKFORT -- A medical cannabis bill acquired support and has officially been submitted to the House of Representatives on Wednesday.State Rep. John Sims is the primary bill sponsor with State Rep. Alan Gentry as a cosponsor. Sims said that he stands behind the bill because of research and studies that show …

Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor. The approval came one day after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued policy guidance allowing …

Ron Paul: Jeff Sessions should be fired over marijuana decision

By Alexandra King, CNN   Updated 9:00 AM ET, Sun January 7, 2018(CNN)Ron Paul, the former GOP congressman and onetime presidential candidate, called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down Saturday after he moved this week to rescind the Obama-era policy of restricting federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal.Sessions' …

Smart Meters and the End of Choice and Free Speech

Bruce Cain·Sunday, January 7, 2018I live in South East Michigan about 20 miles south of Detroit. About a week ago (12/28/2017) I got a knock on my door. Outside was a woman from DTE with a smart meter in her hands. "I've come to install your smart meter." DTE provides both my gas and electricity.I …

Justice Department Issues Memo on Marijuana Enforcement 1/4/2018

Department of JusticeOffice of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, January 4, 2018Justice Department Issues Memo on Marijuana EnforcementThe Department of Justice today issued a memo on federal marijuana enforcement policy announcing a return to the rule of law and the rescission of previous guidance documents. Since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in 1970, …

The legacy of Manfred Donike

For all of his hard work attending school and graduating as a German Chemist, while participating in the Tour de France in the 60’s, Manfred Donike was most widely known as an “doping expert” and is credited with the first accurate urine testing procedures.He was Director for the Institute for Biochemistry at the German Sports …

Sessions to rescind Obama-era rules on non-interference with states where pot is legal

By Laura Jarrett, CNN Updated 10:07 AM ET, Thu January 4, 2018(CNN)  In a seismic shift, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce Thursday that he is rescinding a trio of memos from the Obama administration that adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, according to a source with knowledge of the decision.While many …

“You furnish the pictures, I’ll furnish the war.”

Johnny Dangers4 hrs · You’re going to want to read this...“Fascinating personal account by James Risen of his battles with New York Times editors who were colluding with CIA, NSA and White House to kill, alter or delay his explosive stories” -Jeremy Scahill“At the time, I usually went along with these negotiations. About a year …

REMEMBERING GATEWOOD GALBRAITH

In remembrance of Gatewood Galbraith, a Kentucky Stateman and Attorney, who was the Activists that we all grew up to and learned from…One of his last cases before his death was in Barren County Kentucky for Richard Rawlings and Sheree Krider in 2011.During this time, Gatewood Galbraith also represented Richard J. Rawlings, former president for …

Kentucky’s Corporate Investment Hits Record $9.2 Billion in 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Woody Maglinger502-564-2611Woody.Maglinger@ky.govJack Mazurak502-782-1965Jack.Mazurak@ky.govKentucky’s Corporate Investment Hits Record$9.2 Billion in 2017Business climate improvement helps secure more than 17,200 jobs, highest number in 17 yearsFRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 30, 2017) – Shattering its previous investment record, Kentucky announced $9.2 billion in corporate expansion and new-location projects in 2017, bringing commitments to create more than 17,200 …

Before session, local legislators filed bills on state employees, sports wagering, marijuana, ethics, disabled veterans

By Alfred Miller   Email the author | twitterState government is shrinking under Gov. Matt Bevin, and state Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, pre-filed a bill last month that aims to address that decrease.Over the past two years, the number of full-time executive branch jobs has dropped to 30,609 from 31,355, or 2.4 percent, according to the …

Indiana law for felony arrest DNA collection taking effect

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana authorities are being required under a new state law to collect a DNA sample from those who are arrested for a felony crime.The law taking effect Monday requires that police collect a DNA cheek swab, along with fingerprints and photographs during the booking process. That will enable law enforcement to check …

Prominent cannabis advocate Dana Larsen called Mr Fantino’s decision to enter the market "shameful" and "unacceptable".

The cops and politicians joining Canada's cannabis businessBy Jessica Murphy BBC, Toronto   29 December 2017As Canada moves towards legalising recreational cannabis, there's a surprising group of entrepreneurs jumping into the market: cops and politicians. In 2015, former Toronto police chief Julian Fantino was "completely opposed" to marijuana legalisation and supported mandatory jail time for minor …

"If you feel like something’s wrong, there’s something wrong,"

Possible sex traffickers throughout KentuckyBOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Across Kentucky, there's been concern about possible sex traffickers approaching young women including right here in South Central Kentucky.Similar stories of teens being suspiciously approached at shopping centers have been circulating around social media.13 News reporter Kelly Dean spoke to one teen in the community who …

Big Weed: ten farms could supply all of America with marijuana

When Washington State legalized recreational marijuana three years ago, it created a licensing regime that was supposed to protect and encourage small growers, but the data shows that marijuana growing has consolidated into a few large suppliers, even as the price per gram has fallen -- and that the industry's embrace of exotic derivatives like …

Marijuana firms in cloudy haze over banking woes

(Reuters) - Zach Lazarus, chief executive officer of A Green Alternative, a marijuana dispensary in San Diego, California, has lost count every time he re-opened a bank account after it was closed because of his connection to the cannabis industry. Lazarus has had to play a game of “whack-a-mole” with banks, likening his frustrations to …

Kentucky: Marijuana Legalization Bill to be Introduced For 2018

Republican state Senator Dan Seum plans on introducing legislation for the 2018 session that legalizes the adult use of and sale of cannabis.Lawmakers in the 2018 legislative session will be primarily focused on crafting and passing a two-year state budget bill. The Senator believes that casting adult use legalization as a “jobs bill” will gain …

Meet Dan Canon, the House candidate who wants to cure the opioid crisis by legalising marijuana

Mr Canon isn't shying away from the controversial topic in his outsider House bidEmily Shugerman New York @eshugerman2 days ago50 commentsDan Canon, a candidate for the US House of Representatives in Indiana, has a simple solution for curing America’s opioid crisis: Legalise pot.“I think the criminalisation of marijuana is an anachronism,” Mr Canon told The …

CBD isolate plant to be built in west Kentucky

December 22, 2017Manda BargerCARLISLE COUNTY, KY- Plans have been made to build a plant to commercially process pharmaceutical grade Cannabidiol (CBD) isolate.Kings Royal Biotech of Kentucky partnered with an industrial hemp development company from China to build the facility.Organizers say the plant will process CBD isolate, which is a powder made from hemp. Advocates say …

Rob Kampia Leaves Marijuana Policy Project

December 24, 2017By  Tom Angell Marijuana Policy Project founder Rob Kampia is no longer employed by or serves on the board of the organization.He is starting a new cannabis policy group called Marijuana Leadership Campaign (MLC), structured as a for-profit LLC consulting firm.The new company “will focus almost exclusively on changing U.S. laws,” Kampia said …

Labor unions see organizing California marijuana workers as a way to grow

Unions have caught a whiff of a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California.The United Farm Workers, Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers are looking to unionize the tens of thousands of potential workers involved in the legal weed game, from planters to rollers …

Congress saves medical marijuana patients from pot crackdown — for now

Jonathan Bach, Statesman Journal Published 11:59 a.m. PT Dec. 22, 2017Federal protections for medical marijuana patients are safe for now thanks to an emergency resolution passed by Congress Thursday.Protections offered under the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will need to make it into a final congressional spending package to extend past Jan. 19.That's the expiration date of Thursday's …

MERRY (f/g) CHRISTMAS! “The Jirons now face felony charges of possession of marijuana…” OR.. SANTA CLAUS GOT BUSTED FOR CHRISTMAS!

Sheriff's deputies in York County, Neb., stopped a pickup truck on Tuesday when they noticed it driving over the center line and the driver failing to signal. During the traffic stop, deputies noticed a strong smell of raw marijuana, the sheriff's department says. Patrick Jiron, 80, and Barbara Jiron, 83, said they were from northern …

Marijuana activist since 1960s facing California pot charges

By DON THOMPSON Associated PressDecember 20, 2017 08:50 PM SACRAMENTO, Calif. A marijuana activist whose advocacy dates to the 1960s counterculture has been arrested in California toting 22 pounds of illegal marijuana, prosecutors said Wednesday.Irvin Dana Beal, 70, of New York, was arrested Saturday in far Northern California after prosecutors said his rental car was …

“Godfather of Grass,” outlaw head of the “Cornbread Mafia,” pleads guilty to drug charge

John Robert Boone fled to Canada after a 2008 indictment on federal drug charges in Kentucky, and spent eight years on the runPublished: Dec 20, 2017, 2:31 pm By Bruce Schreiner, The Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. — The “Godfather of Grass” — who generated an Internet following for his exploits during his run from the law …