Action Alert: Legalize Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

    SENATE BILL 129 The Gatewood Galbraith Memorial Medical Marijuana Act Legalize Medical Marijuana in Kentucky · Changes Marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II · Allows qualified patients to possess 5 ounces and to grow 5 plants · Requires State Pharmacy board to set up rules for distribution · Allows Physicians to prescribe …

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Secretary of StateSecretary of State to Certify Candidates on Monday, February 27, 2012 Press Release Date:Friday, February 24, 2012 Contact Information:Lynn Sowards ZellenDirector of CommunicationsSecretary of State Alison Lundergan GrimesCell: 502-330-9839Email: [email protected] Today, the Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed the Franklin Circuit Court’s order that state legislative races for the 2012 election cycle shall be conducted …

Cannabis Science, Inc. Begins Pre-Production of Groundbreaking Cannabis Television Documentary

press release March 13, 2012, 11:29 a.m. EDT COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Mar 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cannabis Science, Inc. CBIS -15.68% , a pioneering U.S. biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis (marijuana) products, is excited to be embarking on a medical marijuana documentary project. Pre-production of this groundbreaking educational film is currently underway. Many documentaries …

Legislators Discuss Industrial Hemp

Rosalind Turner Mar 07 |13:38 PM FRANKFORT, KY (3/7/12) – Senator Joey Pendleton, D-Hopkinsville, joined members of the House of Representatives Terry Mills, D-Lebanon, W. Keith Hall, D-Pikeville, and Richard Henderson, D-Jeffersonville, today to discuss legalizing industrial hemp at the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee meeting. Senator Pendleton has sponsored for the fourth year, …

Indiana Bill On Resisting Police Wins Approval

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Senate has approved a bill laying out when residents might be legally justified in using force against police officers. The Senate voted 38-12 Friday night in favor of the bill that is in response to a public uproar over a state Supreme Court ruling that residents couldn't resist officers even during …

‘Kentucky Cares’ campaign surpasses $400,000

'Kentucky Cares' campaign surpasses $400,000 Today's Kentucky Cares Telethon in partnership with the American Red Cross, WKYT, Clear Channel Radio, the Lexington-Herald Leader, and UK IMG Sports Marketing raised $404,682. Money raised as part of the Kentucky Cares campaign will support Red Cross relief efforts in Eastern Kentucky.  "Financial support is critical as we begin …

Lawmakers promote hemp as cash crop in Kentucky Associated Press

      FRANKFORT, Ky. — Lawmakers have grown bolder in their push to allow farmers to grow hemp in Kentucky, a Bible-belt state where the issue was once considered politically taboo. Growing hemp is illegal under federal law, but supporters want to lift the state ban with hopes of Kentucky becoming a leading grower …

Wait Until 2014: Marijuana Legalization All But Dead in California

By Chris Roberts Fri., Mar. 9 2012 at 5:00 AM   Union Pulls Plug on Medical Reform, Other Ballot Measures Starved For Cash; Legislature, Ammiano Last Hope for Reform Now Nobody likes to celebrate with a loss, but for the medical marijuana movement, 2010 and the historic defeat of semi-legalization measure Proposition 19 already look …

House votes 162-161 to decriminalize marijuana

    GARRETT BRNGER,Associated Press Friday, March 9, 2012 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House narrowly passed a bill to decriminalize a person's first two marijuana possessions under one-half ounce. Republican Speaker Bill O'Brien abstained from voting, allowing the bill to squeak by Thursday with a 162-161 vote. The House voted overwhelmingly 228-89 …

Hemp could make a comeback

By Kevin Wheatley about 23 hours ago Industrial hemp could make a comeback as one of Kentucky’s top cash crops if lawmakers legalize the harvest of marijuana’s botanical cousin, legislators have told a House committee. The Agricultural and Small Business Committee on Wednesday heard from key sponsors of two pieces of legislation –House bills 272 …

Federal Aid Programs Being Made Available for Kentucky Residents During Current Disaster posted by Alex Ferreras on March 7, 2012

(Source: FEMA) – Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Kentucky. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required: Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable.  Initial assistance may …