(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 …

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(KY) This Week in Frankfort

January 12, 2018This Week in FrankfortJanuary 8-11FRANKFORT -- The General Assembly’s 2018 session passed one of its early milestones this week as the first bill to clear a chamber this year was approved by the Kentucky Senate on Wednesday.The legislation, known as Senate Bill 3, brought back an issue lawmakers have considered before: adding language …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

“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 …

Court in Kentucky approves needle exchange program

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) - A court has approved a needle exchange program in a Kentucky county, moving the proposal closer to becoming a reality.The Daily News of Bowling Green reports the Barren County Fiscal Court narrowly approved the needle exchange Tuesday.The needle exchange program would allow drug users to trade dirty needles for clean ones, …

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 …

Hemp is ‘the next big thing’ in pain management as growth and research expand in Ky.

By Beth Warren Louisville Courier JournalTo some it seems taboo. But a nationally renowned pain doctor says a four-letter word can ease aches and anxiety without the risk of addiction: H-E-M-P."It's gonna be the next big thing," said Dr. James Patrick Murphy, a former president of the Greater Louisville Medical Society who treats patients in …

The poverty rates in nine Eastern Kentucky counties were among the 30 highest in the nation in 2016, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

‘Not enough jobs.’ Nine of the 30 poorest counties in U.S. are in Eastern Kentucky.By Bill Estep   December 03, 2017 11:45 AM The poverty rates in nine Eastern Kentucky counties were among the 30 highest in the nation in 2016, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates.The rate in Owsley County was third-highest in the …

(KY) Magistrates voice support for legalizing medical cannabis

By Laura Harvey Lead Reporter lharvey@the-messenger.comNearly two weeks after Kentucky's secretary of state announced convening a special task force to propose the legalization of medical cannabis, two Hopkins County magistrates have voiced their support for the action.Currently, 29 U.S. states and the District of Columbia allow their citizens to use marijuana in some form -- …

Grimes Encourages Kentucky Cities, Counties To Endorse Medical Marijuana

Posted: Nov 29, 2017 2:59 PM CST Updated: Nov 29, 2017 2:59 PM CST FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging Kentucky cities and counties to endorse medical marijuana legislation which can help their citizens, many who are veterans fighting physical and mental illnesses, get care and relief they …

Kentucky is getting back into the private prison business

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky is getting back into the private prison business.State officials have signed a contract with CoreCivic to reopen the Lee Adjustment Center in Beattyville. The prison will house about 800 inmates currently housed at the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange.CoreCivic is based in Nashville, Tennessee, and was previously known as …

The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Operation UNITE are launching a new substance abuse call center that will connect people across the state with drug treatment, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Woody Maglinger502-564-2611Woody.Maglinger@ky.gov*Correction: The helpline will go live on Dec. 1, 2017.Gov. Matt Bevin, Justice Cabinet and Operation UNITE Unveil New Drug Treatment HelplineThe KY Help Call Center will connect people with resources statewideFRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2017) - The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Operation UNITE are launching a new …

(KY) "Medical marijuana is what’s achievable and it’s what can help the most people the most quickly,"

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Medicinal marijuana is already legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia, and a group of Kentuckians is hoping to add the Bluegrass State to the list."Medical marijuana is what's achievable and it's what can help the most people the most quickly," Mike Ward said.Among those advocating for the legalization …

Kentucky must legalize medical marijuana in 2018, secretary of state says

Thomas Novelly, Louisville Courier JournalCould legal medical marijuana be on the horizon in Kentucky? Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Wednesday she wants to legalize medical marijuana in the Bluegrass State by 2018. A task force, led by Grimes, will also study and propose potential implementation and regulation processes. In a statement, Grimes …

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 …

H.R.2936 – Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION!We received confirmation that a full floor vote on H.R. 2936, the so-called Resilient Federal Forests Act, will take place on Wednesday or Thursday.  The bill is sponsored by Representative Bruce Westerman of Arkansas, who’s largest campaign donor is the timber industry. The bill radically changes how our public …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …