Schumer to introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana

By Sophie Tatum and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNNWashington (CNN)   Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to propose legislation decriminalizing marijuana on a federal level.While Schumer, who was elected to the Senate two decades ago, has been supportive of medicinal marijuana, he has now "evolved" his thinking on recreational marijuana."The time has come to decriminalize marijuana," the …

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(TN) Human Rights and Cannabis Activist “The King Pin” Thorne Peters Continues to Fight Shelby County Charges After Latest Arrest

Actus Reus Non Facit Reum Nisi Mens Sit ReaFor the act to be guilty, the mind must be guilty, for the mind to be guilty, the act must be criminal.April 12, 2018On April 3rd, Mr. Thorne Peters was “live” in front of the Shelby County Justice Center, awaiting his latest arrest for selling small amounts …

(fl) Judge: Joe Redner can legally grow his own marijuana

Justine GriffinPublished: April 11, 2018A court ruled Wednesday that Tampa strip club owner Joe Redner can grow his own marijuana for medical purposes, a decision that lawyers say could lead to a wave of similar cases.The ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers applies only to Redner, 77. The Florida Department of Health responded …

International Drug Scheduling; … Cannabis Plant and Resin; Extracts and Tinctures of Cannabis; Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol; …Cannabidiol; Request for Comments…

International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; Cannabis Plant and Resin; Extracts and Tinctures of Cannabis; Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol; Stereoisomers of Tetrahydrocannabinol; Cannabidiol; Request for CommentsA Notice by the Food and Drug Administration on 04/09/2018This document has a comment period that ends in 13 days. (04/23/2018) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) …

The Justice Department said the operation represented one of the largest-ever residential forfeiture efforts in U.S. criminal history.

Justice Department seizes over 100 homes in crackdown on marijuana operationSarah N. LynchWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement agencies seized over 100 homes in the Sacramento, California-area this week in what the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday said was part of a sweeping crackdown on a criminal marijuana growing operation funded by China-based criminal groups.In …

Canadian Oil Men Continue On…Daren McCormick’s Preliminary Hearing begins…

Free Man On The Land Daren Wayne of the Family McCormick, son of a Canadian Military Man, is originally from Northport, Nova Scotia.  He has traveled all across Canada and Europe and it was in his travels that he met the infamous Mr. Rick Simpson.He was introduced to Rick Simpson and saw what he had …

Thorne Peters LIVE from Shelby County Justice Center in Memphis Tn …

Mike Cox 3 hrs · Thorne Peters taking a stand for all of us today, saying No Mens Rea, no guilty mind, no crime no time. This is sickening folks. Mens Rea has been a principle of criminal law since the beginning of Law. He will be live very shortly and there is no more important …

“…Either you want your freedoms restored, or you don’t.”

Kevin JamesYesterday at 10:59am · I want to thank the non informed for the Cannabis Act... you're insistence that legal is best is the gift earned.I spoke for years about repeal vs legal...-- now I'm done & another wayseer abandons the masses due to tirednessEither you want your freedoms restored, or you don't. Most people …

Attorney General Sessions Issues Memo to U.S. Attorneys on the Use of Capital Punishment in Drug-Related Prosecutions

Department of JusticeOffice of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, March 21, 2018Attorney General Sessions Issues Memo to U.S. Attorneys on the Use of Capital Punishment in Drug-Related ProsecutionsToday Attorney General Sessions issued the following memo to U.S. Attorneys providing guidance regarding the use of capital punishment in drug-related prosecutions:"The opioid epidemic has inflicted an unprecedented toll …

Pot-growing ‘Cornbread Mafia’ chief, after 8 years on the run, is heading to prison

By Bill Estepbestep@herald-leader.comMarch 15, 2018 07:00 PM A Kentucky man who helped lead what was once called the biggest marijuana-growing operation in the nation was sentenced Thursday to four years and nine months in federal prison.John Robert “Johnny” Boone, now 74, headed the colorfully named “Cornbread Mafia,” which federal authorities said grew more than 180 …

Is home delivery for medical marijuana coming to Kentucky?

Lisa Bernard-Kuhn  8:00 AM, Mar 16, 2018CINCINNATI - As Ohio's medical marijuana program begins to take shape, Kentucky lawmakers are crafting their own plans legalize the drug in the Bluegrass state.A bill introduced earlier this year would allow Kentuckians with certain medical conditions who receive a medical order from a doctor to legally use the …

Louisville psychiatrist’s license suspended after marijuana charges

Matthew Glowicki, Louisville Courier JournalA psychiatrist's license is now suspended after police say he was found at his east Louisville office hiding marijuana inside a McDonald's bag.Peter Steiner, 60, is charged with possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor, as well as tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure …

Don’t Legalize Marijuana, UN Drug Enforcement Board Warns Countries

March 5, 2018 By Tom AngellA United Nations drug enforcement body is warning international leaders to keep marijuana illegal.Countries are supposed to prohibit non-medical use of cannabis under international drug control treaties that most nations signed onto decades ago, but a growing number of U.S. states as well as countries like Canada are moving to …

(TN) Thorne Peters–The Trial of the Millennium Continues today

The “Trial of the Millennium” has been sent to the jury.THORNE PETERS IS LIVE NOW ON FACEBOOK AT THIS LINK!FOUND GUILTY, BY JURY, of  “possession of pot – that I was not in possession of…” To be sentenced to 12 years on April 3, 2018.  At approximately 12:30pm CST Thorne Peters initiated a live video …

Pro-pot advocate defends self on marijuana charges

Katie Fretland, USA TODAY NETWORK – TennesseeWearing a cannabis plant necklace and a long black robe, pro-pot advocate Thorne Peters defended himself on marijuana charges and a gun charge Wednesday in an afternoon punctuated by yelling between him and the judge. Judge Bobby Carter repeatedly asked Peters to stop editorializing and opining in front of …

(KY) A medical marijuana bill waiting for momentum gets a spark from Lexington

By Beth Musgrave   bmusgrave@herald-leader.comThe Lexington city council voted Tuesday to support medical marijuana, becoming the largest city in Kentucky to back efforts to allow some patients access to marijuana. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council voted unanimously during a specially-called meeting Tuesday on a resolution supporting marijuana for people with certain conditions.Bullitt County, Maysville and Mason …

Marijuana to Stay A Schedule I Drug, Federal Judge Denies Reclassification

By Anushree Madappa On 02/27/18On Monday, a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a request to reclassify marijuana — currently a Schedule I drug, leaving the plaintiffs in a limbo after many states have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational purposes.The plaintiffs — Marvin Washington, Dean …

Bipartisan bill offered in House to protect marijuana users in legal weed states

By Lydia Wheeler - 02/15/18 05:19 PM ESTA bipartisan bill was offered in the House on Thursday seeking to circumvent attempts by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to encourage stricter enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal.Reps. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) introduced the “Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act,” …

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 …

Trump Administration Battles Sick Kids on Access to Legal Pot

By Erik Larson February 14, 2018, 3:56 PM CSTIn a New York courtroom packed with cannabis supporters, the Trump administration urged a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that aims to pave the way for legal marijuana across the country.The case was brought on behalf of two sick children, a former National Football League …

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, …

"We are very optimistic that the case is going to come out the way it should, which is that the Controlled Substances Act is going to be found unconstitutional,"

Jeff Sessions’s War on Pot Goes to Court, Attorney General Will Fight 12-Year-Old With EpilepsyBy Kate Sheridan On 1/18/18 at 7:59 AMUpdated | A 12-year-old suing the federal government may have a whiff of adorableness. But for Alexis Bortell, who filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions last fall, it's a choice she had …

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' …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …