U.S. judge weighs challenge to federal marijuana prohibition

Brendan PiersonNEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn the United States’ longstanding prohibition of marijuana, the latest court battle over federal policy under President Donald Trump’s administration. The argument, before U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan, came about a …

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ALEXIS BORTELL V. JEFF SESSIONS; FEBRUARY 14, 2018 AT 11:00AM.

Why risk everything in court instead of moving to Vancouver without a fight? This. This is medical cannabis. This is us. I am one of millions of faces not 'the one face'. In two days they have to listen to ALL of us. I will go to the Supreme Court if I have to. #IStandWithAlexis …

PETITION: Demand President Trump Stop the Criminalization of Kratom!

Kratom Warriors:As many of you know, we just announced that nine noted scientists, working with the American Kratom Association (AKA), authored a letter to President Trump’s White House Opioid Crisis Team Leader Kellyanne Conway and Acting DEA Administrator Robert W. Patterson.This letter amplified the voice of the scientific community - now it's time for President …

Judge dismisses 13 tickets against NJ Weedman

By Olivia Rizzo  For NJ.com A Trenton Municipal Court judge this week dismissed 13 tickets citing late night violations at NJ Weedman's Joint, the now-closed Trenton restaurant owned by Ed "NJ Weedman" Forchion.In February 2016, Trenton police continually shut down the restaurant and accompanying "cannabis church," the Liberty Bell Temple, citing a city ordinance that …

When marijuana was legal in Michigan: 22 days in 1972

Ryan A. Huey, for the Lansing State Journal Published 7:30 a.m. ET Feb. 8, 2018 John Sinclair, “Michigan’s hippie king,” walked out of Jackson’s State Prison of Southern Michigan on Dec. 13, 1971 after serving two-and-a-half years of what might have been a 10-year prison sentence for marijuana possession.Surrounded by a cheering crowd, a television …

Gov. Bevin To Announce Launch of Find Help Now Website, Student Opioid Awareness Marketing Competition

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2018) – Gov. Matt Bevin will join representatives from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and the University of Kentucky’s Injury Prevention and Research Center to announce the launch of FindHelpNowKY.org. The website allows users to search in real-time for a substance use disorder …

(KY) SB 118–Relating to Medical Cannabis

Thank you Senator Steve West for giving KY patients the freedom to try cannabis.  SB118 will give patients the choice to try cannabis for their condition without fear of prosecution, imprisonment, loss of parental rights...LINKSB 118(BR-1392)(click bill number to view bill details.)Title:  AN ACT relating to medical cannabis.Sponsor(s):West , Stephen Seum , Dan "Malano" Clark …

KY Cannabis Freedom Coalition Requests Your Help!

PLEASE WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO ON FACEBOOK THROUGH THE LINK PROVIDED…Call NOW 1-800-372-7181SENATE BILL 80 IS AN ADULT RESPONSIBLE USE BILL ENTERED IN KENTUCKY SENATE ON JANUARY 17, 2018 BY REP. DAN SEUM.AN ACT relating to the regulation of cannabis.     Establish and create new sections of KRS Chapter 245 to define terms, allow for possession, …

Are you a current or former KY Law Enforcement Officer?

Are you a current or former KY Law Enforcement Officer? Now is the time to get active. We have a real chance of passing HB166 medical cannabis for KY patients, but KY law enforcement is standing in the way.The KY Association of Police Chiefs has come out publicly in opposition of HB166. As you can …

KY’s Medical Marijuana Bill filed HB166

CALL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TODAY 800-372-7181HB166 has been sent to the House Judiciary Committee chaired by Representative Joseph Fischer from Campbell County KY. Representative Fischer is currently a NO VOTE. He believes KY's cancer patients & chronically ill patients should continue going to jail for consuming or possessing cannabis. As chairman of the committee he …

(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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Today Cory Booker discussed the “Marijuana Justice Act”

Cory Booker was live.2 hrs · Earlier this year I introduced the Marijuana Justice Act—a bill that aims to end the federal prohibition of marijuana in the United States and incentivize states to legalize it at the state level if they disproportionately arrest or incarcerate poor people or people of color.For decades, the failed War …

Facebook Posts Indicate That Once Again, Dana Beal Has Been Arrested

John PenleyDana Beal [seen here speaking at the DNC protests in Philly] has just been arrested again for transporting a load of marijuana in Weaverville, California.   SOURCEWayward BillBummer. A fellow Yippie and friend.Dana Beal BUSTED IN NORTHERN CALIFBUSTED YESTERDAY IN TRINITY COUNTY, CALIFORNIA....HE IS LOCATED AT :TRINITY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE101 MEMORIAL DRIVEP.O. BOX 1228WEAVERVILLE, CA …

An Activist Stands Accused of Firing a Gun at Standing Rock. It Belonged to Her Lover — an FBI Informant.

Will Parrish   December 11 2017,Red Fawn Fallis’s case sheds light on federal law enforcement’s surveillance of the water protector movement and generations of indigenous activists.View More from this Timeline StoryAs law enforcement officers advanced in a U-shaped sweep line down North Dakota Highway 1806 last October, pushing back Dakota Access opponents from a camp in …

Wayward Bill attends the 2017 Cannabis Business Awards, Alexis Bortell wins “Most Influential” 2017!

The Cannabis Business Awards 2017 Presented by Chloe Villano and Clover LeafThere were many valuable and appreciated Activists who were represented at the Cannabis Business Awards in Denver, Colorado last night.The Cannabis Business Awards features industry power players including CEO and Founder Chloe Villano, an entrepreneur featured in People Magazine’s “Marijuana Millionaires.” As one of …

Who Should Support Kentucky’s Efforts to Legalize Cannabis?

OUR FRIENDS AT “KCFC” ARE WORKING HARD TO MAKE     KENTUCKY A “LAWFUL” STATE!   PLEASE SUPPORT THEM IN THEIR  JOURNEY TO  PROCURE THE FREEDOM OF CANNABIS IN OUR STATE! Who Should Support Kentucky's Efforts to Legalize Cannabis? When I expressed my excitement about Sen. Perry Clark filing the Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Act, a bill to end …

40 YEARS FOR MARIJUANA IS NOT JUSTICE

GRANT CLEMENCY TO OUR SON EDWIN RUBIS - 40 YEARS FOR MARIJUANA IS NOT JUSTICEJeremy Malone Huntsville, ALOur son, Edwin Rubis, is serving a federal sentence of 40 years for a non-violent marijuana offense. [www.marijuanaliferproject.org/federal-prisoner-edwin-rubis-is-serving-life-for-marijuana/At age 29, our son, while battling drug addiction, associated himself with drug couriers, and was charged with conspiracy to distribute …

We the undersigned, Americans who join the millions of our fellow citizens who responsibly use the botanical plant kratom…

CONTINUE OUR VIRTUAL MARCH ON WASHINGTONDAY TWOPLEASE CO-SIGN OUROPEN LETTER TO ROBERT W. PATTERSONACTING DIRECTOR, U.S. DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATIONPlease Sign Letter HereDear Administrator Patterson,We the undersigned, Americans who join the millions of our fellow citizens who responsibly use the botanical plant kratom as a part of our health and well-being regimens, join the American Kratom …

It’s (Past) Time to Clean House in KY!

By Scott Hofstra on November 18, 2017 | Comments 2 | Affiliate DisclosureEditor’s Note: Current charges of sexual harassment in KY’s legislature take top billing. But, wait, there’s more. (All outside links and emphases were added by me.)For many years Kentucky has been known as perhaps the most politically corrupt state in the country. In …

Burying our heads in the weeds

By Aaron YarmuthWe have a weed crisis in this country.Weed needs to be legalized as soon as possible. Nationally, sure. But in Kentucky, a poor state with a pension crisis, there should be no hesitation in mining this (green) gold rush.For the first time, real data proves that the weed industry is an emerging economic …

“We strongly urge the Department of Veteran Affairs and Kentucky Assembly to actively support passage of a strong comprehensive medical cannabis bill as soon as possible…”

Thomas Tony Vance added 2 new photos.8 mins · On this Veterans Day I would like to strongly urge the both the Veterans Administration and the Kentucky State Assembly, that with an estimated 750,000 cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, among the Veteran population, they should seriously consider Veteran access to cannabis. Veteran’s organizations are …

NJ Weedman not guilty on 1 witness tampering count, jury hung on 2nd

By Olivia RizzoFor NJ.com TRENTON -- A jury on Thursday found Ed "NJ Weedman" Forchion not guilty of the more serious witness tampering crime he was charged with, and was hung on a second count of the same charge.The marijuana advocate was visibly excited with the outcome.Once the jury had cleared the court, Forchion raised …

Fresh crop: Wilson among Kentucky’s new hemp farmers

Chad Wilson of Cave City stands next a row of industrial hemp he is growing on his farm called the Sacred Seed Farm. He is growing hemp for the cannabidiol or CDB, which is extracted from the plant and can be used to treat certain illnesses. Gina Kinslow / Glasgow Daily Times BY GINA KINSLOW …