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 …

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Congress saves medical marijuana patients from pot crackdown — for now

Jonathan Bach, Statesman Journal Published 11:59 a.m. PT Dec. 22, 2017Federal protections for medical marijuana patients are safe for now thanks to an emergency resolution passed by Congress Thursday.Protections offered under the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will need to make it into a final congressional spending package to extend past Jan. 19.That's the expiration date of Thursday's …

Department of Defense Sidestepping FDA on MMJ for Soldiers on the Ground

Congress has presented President Donald Trump with a bill that could provide an avenue for DoD to give active service members access to medical cannabisA new defense bill could open the door for active duty soldiers to use marijuana for medicinal purposes. The National Defense Authorization Act (HR-2810) gives the Department of Defense, rather than …

(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 …

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 …

(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 …

“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 …

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 …

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 …

Senators introduce bill to end federal medical marijuana prohibition

Sessions asked Congress in May to allow the Justice Department to prosecute businesses and individuals in states with medical marijuana lawsCongress took a step toward easing its stance on medical marijuana on Thursday.U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Corey Booker (D-New Jersey) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) introduced a bill that would end the federal prohibition …

Review Identifies 140 Controlled Clinical Trials Related to Cannabis

Thursday, 08 June 2017 Hurth, Germany: Scientists have conducted over 140 controlled clinical trials since 1975 assessing the safety and efficacy of either whole-plant cannabis or specific cannabinoids, according to a literature review published in the journal Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences.A pair of German researchers identified 140 clinical trials involving an estimated 8,000 participants. …

Examining West Virginia’s Medical Marijuana Law

  WHEELING — Medical marijuana is on its way to West Virginia, although it will be more than two years before it arrives and doctors may start prescribing it for patients. A bill legalizing the use of medical cannibis has been signed into law by Gov. Jim Justice, but the drug won’t be available to …

Can pregnant women safely consume marijuana?

By Tracy Seipel • Today at 9:00 AM On many mornings, with a few puffs of pot — and one cannabis-laced chocolate-covered blueberry in the afternoon — Richelle has been able to stop the severe nausea that has accompanied her third pregnancy. The regimen not only ended the constant vomiting, but the San Jose, Calif. …

(in) Legislature Considering Indiana’s First Medicinal Cannabis Laws

Submitted by Marijuana News on Tue, 03/21/2017 - 08:30 This legislative session, a record 11 proposals addressed the use of cannabis. Most of them never got a hearing, but two are still moving through the legislature and could become Indiana’s first medical cannabis laws. Indiana is one of six states that have not passed any …

Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s CBD Oil RSHO-X™ Garners National News Headlines Across Mexico For Significantly Reducing Seizures Of Epileptic Children

Articles Focus On RSHO-X™ Study Conducted on Severe Epileptic Children By Mexican Neurologist Who Reported Elimination in Seizures in 17% of Cases and Reduction of Motor Seizures in 84% of Cases News provided by Medical Marijuana, Inc. Mar 17, 2017, 09:00 ET   SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), …

Good morning! My name is Virgil Anderson, and I’m a mesothelioma cancer patient at The National Cancer Institute.

March 15, 2017 Good morning! My name is Virgil Anderson, and I’m a mesothelioma cancer patient at The National Cancer Institute. I was reading through kyusmjparty.weebly.com, and I was hoping you had a minute to check mesothelioma.net. Mesothelioma dot net is the world's most comprehensive informational site on mesothelioma treatment. Because of this cancer's very …

“You can’t put the genie back into the bottle”

    (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)Patrick McGreevyPatrick McGreevyContact Reporter Warned of a possible federal crackdown on marijuana, California elected officials and cannabis industry leaders said Friday they were preparing for a potential showdown in the courts and Congress to protect the legalization measure approved by state voters in November. The flashpoint that …

Sen. Morgan McGarvey Hosting Public Mtg RE: Medical Marijuana (KY) on February 18th in Louisville, Kentucky

    Senator Morgan McGarvey Hosting 2/18 Public Meeting Legalize Kentucky Supporters: Sen. McGarvey filed a bill to allow medical marijuana in last year’s Legislative session and is expected to do so again this year. We need to get a huge crowd to attend this Saturday to thank him for his past support, and show …

Lawmaker says top issue for constituents is marijuana; oncologist advocates for safe access

02/12/2017 12:39 PM by Nick Storm • @NStorm_politics Far and away the largest number of phone calls from constituents of Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, are in support of marijuana legalization, and he says he’s heard plenty of other lawmakers also getting the calls. Nemes recently published online what voters are calling him about, and in …

The Next Big Brain Cancer Drug Could Come from Marijuana

Sy Mukherjee 9:44 PM Central GW Pharmaceuticals (gwph, +2.63%) is already well on its way to winning the first-ever U.S. approval for a cannabis-derived therapy. But an early trial suggests that these treatments could also be an effective way to fight one of most devastating forms of brain cancers: glioblastoma multiforme. The U.K.-based company unveiled …

Ignorance abounds in Kentucky concerning cannabis law

    The following story was printed on Kentucky.com and my response is included. By Thomas Vance The world is watching Colorado and is finding out that everything we have been told by our government about marijuana has not been factual, to put it nicely. Colorado legalized medical marijuana in 2012 and recreational in 2014. …

Mother fighting to save daughter through medical marijuana

By MELISSA REINERT The Kentucky Enquirer WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. Tiffany Wigginton Carnal is in the fight of her life to save her daughter. Lyndi Carnal, 17, has Crohn's Disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. …

Kentucky Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana, Take Step to Nullify Federal Prohibition

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2016) – A Kentucky Senate bill slated for introduction in 2017 would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. Pre-filed by Sen. Perry B. Clark (D-Louisville), BR409 would “protect patients with debilitating medical conditions, as well as their practitioners and …

Senator Perry Clark has pre-filed a bill for the 2017 legislative season that pertains to legalizing marijuana in the state …

    Almost one year after filing the Cannabis Freedom Act, Kentucky State Senator Perry Clark has pre-filed a bill for the 2017 legislative season that pertains to legalizing marijuana in the state. Filed on December 6 for the January, 2017, legislative season, the new bill is called the Cannabis Compassion Act and is filed …

Health care refugees: Medical marijuana and new hope

By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical CorrespondentVideo produced by John Bonifield, CNN Updated 12:16 PM ET, Mon November 28, 2016   This is the second part of a series on health care refugees. Read the first part here. (CNN)Rich and Kim Muszynski know when their 5-year-old daughter, Abby, is about to have a grand mal …