(KY) “…the state has a good reason to "curtail citizens’ possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug."

Kentucky judge dismisses challenge of medical marijuana banBy adam beam, associated pressFRANKFORT, Ky. — Sep 20, 2017, 4:57 PM ETKentucky's ban on medical marijuana has survived an initial test in court, with a judge ruling Wednesday that the state has a good reason to "curtail citizens' possession of a narcotic, hallucinogenic drug."Twenty-nine other states have …

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Police used hidden video camera, microchips to track marijuana found at ex-sheriff’s farm

By Bill Estepbestep@herald-leader.comSeptember 18, 2017 11:49 AM Former Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman allegedly supplied marijuana plants to two other men to grow on Peyman’s farm, a state police detective testified Monday.Peyman was a participant in the state’s experimental effort to develop hemp as a commercial crop for farmers.Darren Allen, the state police detective, said …

Insurer says it shouldn’t have to pay for medical marijuana

The Maine supreme court is wading into the issue of medical marijuana and workers' compensation AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine supreme court on Wednesday began considering whether a paper millworker left suicidal by narcotic painkillers should receive workers' compensation for medical marijuana.It's the first time the court has considered the question of insurance reimbursement …

Other states allow medical marijuana. Judge asks why Kentucky shouldn’t join them.

Amy Stalker says she had more control over her own health when she lived in Colorado, where marijuana can be legally prescribed as medicine. Stalker now lives in Kentucky, where medical use of marijuana is banned.By John Chevesjcheves@herald-leader.comAugust 22, 2017 4:55 PM Frankfort A Franklin Circuit Court judge on Tuesday asked attorneys for the state …

Charges dropped against marijuana activist who gave out joints in front of Capitol

By Perry SteinOn April 20, an unofficial holiday for marijuana users, Capitol Police arrested eight protesters for handing out marijuana joints on land near the U.S. Capitol under local jurisdiction.Only two of those arrested were charged with a crime, and on Monday, the U.S. attorney’s office said it would drop charges against one of those …

DeKalb father sues AG Jeff Sessions over marijuana

Christopher Hopper, WXIA 11:45 PM. EDT July 27, 2017A DeKalb County father is suing the federal government, namely Attorney General Jeff Sessions over marijuana.Sebastien Cotte, Stone Mountain, is named in a federal lawsuit filed Monday, July 24 in a U.S. District Court in Manhattan challenging the Controlled Substances Act.Cotte has a 6-year-old son Jagger who …

(KY) GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR GET SUED OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA!

BECAUSE THIS STORY IS SO IMPORTANT IN KENTUCKY I HAVE INCLUDED TWO SOURCES OF INFORMATION.PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE VIDEO BELOW TO HEAR THE PRESS CONFERENCE WHICH WAS AIRED ON WLKY.THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED TODAY, JUNE 14TH, 2017, IN JEFFERSON COUNTY KENTUCKY AGAINST GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR BY DANNY BELCHER OF …

Jeff Sessions’ Drug War Hits Users & Abusers With Equal Force

The oppressed minority that no major politician will stand up for is the Casual Drug-Using American. That’s about 20 million people, according to the most recent National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. About 20 million Americans are drug users—who primarily consume marijuana—as opposed to drug abusers, who number about 7.7 million.The difference between them is …

DOJ’s Mysterious Marijuana Subcommittee

Submitted by Marijuana News on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 08:45 Few details have emerged about a potentially influential review.Led by an outspoken legalization opponent, Jeff Sessions' Justice Department is reviewing federal marijuana policy, with significant changes possible soon. Almost nothing about the review process is publicly known and key players in the policy debate have not …

Cannabis and the Constitution: A Brief History of Cannabis in the U.S.

Lisa RoughThe Constitution of the United States is arguably the most important document in the history of this country, aside from possibly the Declaration of Independence. It forms the backbone of America’s most basic rights, liberties, and laws upon which democracy is founded.In its original form, the Constitution contained no mention of drugs or alcohol. …

Kentucky public schools, marijuana/hashish use and possession was the number one law violation committed by students on school property in 2015-16.

What’s the No. 1 law violation in Kentucky’s public schools?By Valarie Honeycutt Spearsvhoneycutt@herald-leader.comIn Fayette County and all Kentucky public schools, marijuana/hashish use and possession was the number one law violation committed by students on school property in 2015-16.In Kentucky, that accounted for 26.45 percent of all law violations. The Kentucky Center for School Safety on …

Shop owner pleads guilty in marijuana pipe case

  Daniel Borunda , El Paso Times Published 6:30 p.m. MT May 16, 2017 An El Paso woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge for selling marijuana pipes to undercover officers at her smoke shop in Sunland Park, the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Mexico said. Brenda Riveroll, 36, pleaded guilty in federal court …

Federal Appeals Court Sidesteps Major Marijuana Ruling

The Associated Press / May 17, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has sidestepped making a ruling on whether U.S. prison officials can hold people who were convicted of marijuana offences that were legal under state medical marijuana laws. In a decision Wednesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals focused instead …

Nevada’s new DUI marijuana testing is improvement but still poses concerns

  Ray Hagar, rhagar@rgj.com The state of Nevada is poised to mandate the use blood tests and eliminate urine tests in DUI convictions for marijuana. Although Washoe County already uses blood tests for pot, the state Senate this week gave the final vote of approval for the testing change for the entire state. Now, this …

H.R.1227 – Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

        PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TODAY AND SUPPORT THIS BILL TO REMOVE CANNABIS/MARIJUANA FROM THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ACT! THIS IS THE CLOSEST THING TO A “REPEAL” BILL THAT HAS BEEN OFFERED AND IT IS BEING SUPPORTED BY MOST ACTIVISTS!   Find your legislator HERE!   To write or call the White House, …

Trudeau’s Legal Marijuana Could Produce A Problem At Border

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plans to legalize marijuana could make for longer lines at the U.S. border. Former U.S. ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman thinks legal pot in Canada — illegal in the U.S. — could mean more searches with dogs trained to detect cannabis in vehicles. Heyman, an appointee of former president Barack …

Jaylen Johnson leaving Louisville, pursuing pro basketball after marijuana citation

Louisville released a statement on Monday that junior forward Jaylen Johnson will hire an agent and seek a career in professional basketball. (Jeff Roberson | AP Photo) By Brendan F. Quinn | bquinn@mlive.com on April 24, 2017 at 12:23 PM, updated April 24, 2017 at 12:33 PM ANN ARBOR -- Ypsilanti native Jaylen Johnson is …

Marijuana activists cuffed after lighting up at U.S. Capitol

Protesters smoke marijuana on steps of the U.S. Capitol to tell Congress to 'De-schedule Cannabis Now', in Washington, U.S. April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas By Ian Simpson | WASHINGTON Two dozen red-hatted protesters gathered on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Monday to call for easing federal marijuana laws, but police snuffed out the …

Marijuana activists arrested near the U.S. Capitol

Jessica Estepa , USA TODAY Published 2:31 p.m. ET April 20, 2017 | Updated 6 hours ago Adam Eidinger, co-founder of DCMJ, hands out free marijuana joints to D.C. residents who worked on Capitol Hill as part of the 1st Annual Joint Session to mark "4/20" day and promote legalizing marijuana on April 20, 2017. …

TRUMP’S DHS CHIEF JUST FLIPPED! WHAT HE SAID ABOUT THE WAR ON DRUGS IS GAME-CHANGING!

  The Next News Network Published on Apr 18, 2017 MORE INFO: http://CannaSense.com | Email Jordan jpage@cannasense.com | Sub for more: http://nnn.is/the_new_media | Eliot Nelson for the Huffington Post reports, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said that marijuana “is not a factor in the drug war,” placing him at odds with a number of …

Ahead of marijuana legalization, activists call on feds to forgive past pot offences

Travis Lupick on April 12th, 2017 at 11:23 AM The federal Liberal government is expected to table legislation to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday (April 13), exactly one week ahead of the world’s annual 4/20 celebration of all things cannabis. RELATED STORIES Justin Trudeau: Liberal government would look at overturning convictions for marijuana crimes Decriminalization …

DoJ Task Force Moves to Review Federal Cannabis Policy

In a DoJ memo, AG Jeff Sessions called for a subcommittee on marijuana and an email shows the DEA inquiring about Colorado cases. By Aaron G. Biros In a memo sent throughout the Department of Justice on April 5th, attorney general Jeff Sessions outlines the establishment of the Department’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and …

Canada takes action to legalize and strictly regulate cannabis

News Release From Health Canada Proposed legislation would provide regulated and restricted access to cannabis and crack down on impaired driving April 13, 2017              Ottawa, ON                                                                  Government of Canada The current approach to cannabis does not work. It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the …

The “Lessor of Evils” as a Defense for Marijuana

  April 13, 2017 Mary Thomas-Spears I must start out with a initial plea of Guilty but Innocent in Order to initiate the Process of establishing no “Mens Rae” with the Motion of a “Lessor of Evils” defense, based on having no other choice but evil in the case at hand! As for guilt, I …

Is No Mens Rae “The plea to SET US FREE” ?

  April 7, 2017 The debate over whether or not to use “no mens rae” when facing a Cannabis charge in a Court of Law has been brought to the forefront with Thorne Peters who is facing charges for Marijuana and paraphernalia possession which begins on July 31, 2017 in a Memphis, TN Court of …

Federal Marijuana Sentences Plummet: Report

  by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director March 23, 2017 The number of federal offenders sentenced for violating marijuana laws has fallen significantly since 2012, according to data provided by the United States Sentencing Commission. Just over 3,000 federal defendants were sentenced for marijuana violations in 2016, according to the Commission. That total is roughly …

California lawmakers want to block police from helping federal drug agents take action against marijuana license holders

Patrick McGreevy With federal authorities hinting at a possible crackdown on state-licensed marijuana dealers, a group of California lawmakers wants to block local police and sheriff’s departments from assisting such investigations and arrests unless compelled by a court order. A bill by six Democratic legislators has drawn strenuous objections from local law enforcement officials, who …

Nevada bill would allow medical marijuana users to carry guns

Jenny Kane , jkane@rgj.com Published 4:09 p.m. PT March 20, 2017 Nevada lawmakers are trying to address everything from marijuana users' gun rights to the danger that edible marijuana products pose to children. On Monday, a wide array of marijuana-focused bills were introduced to both members of the Nevada Senate and the Assembly to help …

Clarification of the New Drug Code (7350) for Marijuana Extract

Note regarding this rule – In light of questions that the Drug Enforcement Administration has received from members of the public following the publication of the Final Rule establishing a new Controlled Substance Code Number (drug code) for marijuana extract, DEA makes the following clarification: The new drug code (7350) established in the Final Rule …

Drug Testing of People Who File for Unemployment

Press Release | 03/14/2017 U.S. Senate Expected to Take Up Measure Today Aimed at Expanding Drug Testing of People Who File for Unemployment Assistance 50 Civil Rights, Faith, and Criminal Justice Organizations Send Letter to Congress Opposing Legislation U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled floor debate and a likely vote on a measure …