Anyone over 21 could grow weed at home under proposed Ohio ballot initiative

Randy Tucker, rtucker@enquirer.comA group of local investors who failed in their bid to secure a state license to grow medical marijuana on Monday announced plans for a statewide ballot issue to fully legalize marijuana.Jimmy Gould, chairman of Cincinnati-based Green Light Acquisitions, proposed an Ohio constitutional amendment that would allow anyone 21 or older to grow …

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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 …

Like Deer in headlights–they are stuck on stupid…But make some valid points!

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Indiana prosecutors discuss stance against legalizing marijuana LINK

After listening to the press conference in Indiana concerning the legalization of Marijuana and their reasons for not doing so, that was my first thought…They are like Deer in headlights, they are stuck on stupid and don’t know which way to go, BUT they have some valid points!

The first person who stepped up with an opinion was Luke Niforatos, of SAM or Smart Approaches to Marijuana , DC Group started by Kevin Sabet. Luke lives in Denver, Colorado and said that the “quality of life plummeted” and they want legalization stopped. SAM pushes for scientific research of Marijuana. Luke states that Marijuana traffic fatalities have risen and mental illness including Schizophrenia, suicide, depression, have increased. It is all about a profit driven industry with highly intoxicating THC products and edibles which are targeting…

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RJ Corman Railroad Group in Nicholasville Creates New Apprenticeship Program

Commonwealth of Kentucky Labor CabinetMatthew G. Bevin, GovernorDerrick K. Ramsey, SecretaryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Alex Englen(502) 564-0582Alexandria.englen@ky.govRJ Corman Railroad Group in Nicholasville Creates New Apprenticeship Program Frankfort, Ky. (December 6, 2017) – Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey joined officials from RJ Corman Railroad Group in Nicholasville today to announce the creation of a new apprenticeship program.This four-year …

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 …

Kentucky is already a marijuana state; we just have chosen the least effective way to manage that fact…

GUEST OP-ED: Time to rethink Kentucky’s marijuana laws David Adams/Guest Op-EdKentucky is already a marijuana state; we just have chosen the least effective way to manage that fact, causing incalculable harm and missing practically all the benefits of embracing a natural advantage at our fingertips.As our nation quickly approaches three dozen states with at least …

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 …

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 …

Kentucky is paying imprisoned people an average of just 9 cents an hour for labor …

Free Kentucky prisoners from toiling for slave wagesBy Cameron LopezDecember 01, 2017 05:30 PM We have to be blunt about topics that seem too shocking to be true. Kentucky is paying imprisoned people an average of just 9 cents an hour for labor. These inmates are forced to work for the state. The rate Kentucky …

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 …

(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 …

Federal law clearly prohibits anyone who consumes cannabis—for any reason, and regardless of state legality—from purchasing a firearm

Surrender Your Guns, Police Tell Hawaiian Medical Marijuana PatientsBruce Barcott   November 27, 2017The Honolulu Police Department has sent letters to local medical marijuana patients ordering them to “voluntarily surrender” their firearms because of their MMJ status.This may be the first time a law enforcement agency has sought out state-registered medical marijuana patients and ordered them …

Ready to Join Organized Marijuana Medicine?

Robert LowesNovember 20, 2017There's a professional society for seemingly every kind of medical specialist, even cannabis clinicians.Or medical marijuana physicians. Or pot doctors, in street parlance.And just as there's a choice of what to call physicians who use the plant to treat everything from pain to multiple sclerosis, there's a choice of three different medical …

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 …

Senator Cory Booker still wants to legalize marijuana nationally by punishing prohibition states

Erik McLaren     17 November, 2017Above:  WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) (3rd L) speaks during a news conference on medical marijuana as U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (2nd L), U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) (3rd R), Kate Hintz (2nd R) and Morgan Hintz (R), who suffers from a rare form of …

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 …

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 …

(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 …

Land policies to be tested in Bundy standoff trial in Vegas

FILE - In this April 12, 2014, file photo rancher Cliven Bundy, top center, addresses his supporters along side Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, right, while being guarded by self-described militia members in the foreground. Twice federal prosecutors in Las Vegas have failed to win full convictions of men who had guns during an April …

“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 …

Colorado girl suing U.S. attorney general to legalize medical marijuana nationwide

Posted 9:24 pm, November 9, 2017, by Rob Low, LARKSPUR, Colo. -- Alexis Bortell is hardly the first child whose family moved to Colorado for access to medical marijuana.But the 12-year-old is the first Colorado kid to sue U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions over the nation's official marijuana policy."As the seizures got worse, we had to …

“Using medical cannabis with a doctor’s recommendation in accordance with state law is no excuse for failing a drug test…”

Feds Clarify: Medical Marijuana Isn’t An Excuse In Drug TestingPublished 4 hours ago on November 10, 2017 By Tom AngellUsing medical cannabis with a doctor’s recommendation in accordance with state law is no excuse for failing a drug test, the Trump administration says in a new clarification of federal rules.“The term ‘prescription’ has become more …

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 …

"It’s the height of hypocrisy,"…

FDA Is Open To Medical Marijuana For Vets, But Other Agencies Stand In The WayMona Zhang , ContributorDr. Sue Sisley, a medical marijuana researcher, speaks at the Arizona Secretary of State's Office Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at the Capitol in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned cannabidiol producers against …

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 …