The Congressional Cannabis Caucus

  Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., left, and Dana Rohrabacher, D-Calif., two of the four U.S. congressmen who have launched the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. Photo by Tom Williams—CQ-Roll Call,Inc   With public support for reforming marijuana laws at an all time high, Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Don Young (R-AK) …

Jeff Sessions confirmed to be the next attorney general

By Ashley Killough, Tom LoBianco and Ted Barrett, CNN Updated 10:25 PM ET, Wed February 8, 2017 Washington (CNN)The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama as the next attorney general, surviving a vocal push by Democrats to derail his nomination. The 52-47 vote was mostly along party lines, though one Democrat, …

Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell Launch ‘Bold and Aggressive’ 200-Day Plan to Implement Trump Agenda

by Neil W. McCabe28 Jan 2017Philadelphia2,241 PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania–Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) told reporters Thursday at the Republicans’ policy retreat here that they are committed to a 200-day program to implement the agenda of President Donald J. Trump. “We are actually having a fantastic opportunity right here in …

The provision would "provide protection against disclosures to the public or other government entities," essentially sealing accusations against lawmakers.

House Republicans gut their own oversight 'Evidently, ethics are the first casualty of the new Republican Congress,' Nancy Pelosi says. By Rachael Bade and John Bresnahan 01/02/17 07:56 PM EST Updated 01/02/17 10:50 PM EST In one of their first moves of the new Congress, House Republicans have voted to gut their own independent ethics …

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 …

Obama says marijuana should be treated like ‘cigarettes or alcohol’

By Christopher Ingraham November 30 at 12:33 PM   In an “exit interview” with Rolling Stone magazine, President Obama said that marijuana use should be treated as a public-health issue similar to tobacco or alcohol and called the current patchwork of state and federal laws regarding the drug “untenable.” “Look, I’ve been very clear about …

Clinton Gave Thumbs Down to Legal Marijuana, Leak Shows

By Tom Angell on October 10th, 2016   Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke out against legalizing marijuana in a paid speech, hacked emails from her campaign show. During an on-stage Q & A session with Xerox’s chairman and CEO in March 2014, Clinton used Wall Street terminology to express her opposition to ending cannabis …

I was a pot smoking, dread locked, skirt wearing, deadhead white freak driving a Arizona licensed Ford panel van

    Galen P Dively III Yesterday at 2:01am · Open Letter to Randy Brock, Republican Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, in response to his open letter to David Zuckerman, Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Dear Randy, Combating racism and bigotry requires the guts to call it out in the open. Leadership and Maturity? That's debatable. …

9 States to Vote Soon on Expanding Legal Access to Marijuana

By paul elias and david crary, associated press SAN FRANCISCO — Sep 28, 2016, 2:35 AM ET From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the ballot measures …

Cannabis at the Capitol: Marijuana industry leaders lobby Congress

By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times - Thursday, May 12, 2016 Three Democratic lawmakers will herald the start of a two-day lobbying effort by marijuana entrepreneurs on Capitol Hill. Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Ed Perlmutter of Colorado plus Denny Heck of Washington joined the National Cannabis Industry Association for a press conference Thursday just …

23rd District Kentucky: Freddie Joe Wilkerson (State Representative – Republican)

1. Why are you seeking office? I do not like the direction our county is heading. I am concerned about the future of the Commonwealth and our children. Our government has continued to separate from the “people” and put us at risk. I want to be the voice of “all” people of the 23rd District.   …

From Sen. Whitney Westerfield, 2017 Survey.

2017 Legislative Survey The General Assembly sees several hundred bills filed every year, and I need to hear from you about them.  Some issues mainly affect a certain area of the Commonwealth, or a certain industry.  But make no mistake, we all share, directly or indirectly, in the impact of every bill that passes and …

2 Kentucky governors, past and present, in acrid public feud

    Adam Beam, Associated Press   FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2015, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin gives his inaugural address as former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, lower left, listens on the steps of the State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky's two most recent governors are feuding and have verbally attacked each …

Historic Federal Summit on Medicine Marijuana Is Slanted By Drug War Agenda

  By David Downs   A seemingly historic medical marijuana summit by several US government health agencies will largely exclude evidence coming from the states that have legalized medical cannabis — another example of entrenched Washington, DC bureaucrats placing politics over science in the marijuana debate. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) …

KY: SENATOR STAN HUMPHRIES’ LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Commonwealth of Kentucky Office of Senator Stan Humphries For Immediate Release February 5, 2016 Contact: John Cox 859-492-2963 John.Cox@LRC.KY.GOV SENATOR STAN HUMPHRIES’ LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FRANKFORT – The fifth week of the 2016 General Assembly was a time to reflect on the giants that have served before us in the Kentucky State Senate while keeping a …

Ron Paul: Senate To Offer President Total War Authority

Daniel McAdams, January 25, 2016 The US Senate under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is poised to rush to the floor a bill that would give the president total war authority anywhere on the globe, perhaps even including on US soil. All in the name of fighting ISIS, Congress is about to crown the president …

U.S.: Congressman Blumenauer Writes Open Letter To President About Marijuana

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 22:24 - steveelliott By Steve Elliott Hemp News Congressman Earl Blumenauer on Tuesday wrote an open letter advocating marijuana legalization to President Obama in advance of the President's State of the Union speech. "As you begin your last year in office, I hope there is one more step you take to bring …

Update: 16 RS; BR 161, has become sb 13, "Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Act"

  SB13/CI/LM (BR161) - P. Clark AN ACT relating to the regulation of cannabis and making an appropriation therefor. Establish KRS Chapter 245 to regulate the cultivation, testing, processing, taxing, and sale of marijuana to persons aged twenty-one years and older; amend various sections to conform; repeal KRS 218A.1421, KRS 218A.1422, and KRS 218A.1423. Jan …

Because the feds rely heavily on state and local law enforcement assistance to enforce federal measures, passing a state law banning such assistance will make federal gun control “nearly impossible to enforce.”

(Please follow the links below for information)...(each pic is a link as well)... Andrew Napolitano: Federal gun laws “nearly impossible” to enforce without state assistance   2nd Amendment Preservation Act TAKE ACTION: Contact your state rep AND senator – and urge them to introduce this legislation for your state. Find your legislators’ contact info at …

111 of 120 Kentucky counties to hold caucuses on March 5

The Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. All but nine of Kentucky's counties will hold a caucus on March 5 as the state divides its delegates for the Republican presidential nomination. The Republican Party of Kentucky announced 111 of the state's 120 counties will hold caucuses on March 5. Registered Republican voters in the other nine counties …

Matt Bevin sworn in as Kentucky’s 62nd Governor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- Matt Bevin has been sworn in as Kentucky's 62nd governor. He was sworn in at midnight Tuesday in a small, private ceremony. Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton also took the oath of office, becoming the first African-American ever to hold statewide office in Kentucky. Gov. Bevin issued a challenge to his cabinet …

Honolulu — A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance.

Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count Jennifer Sinco Kellerher, Associated Press 1:26 p.m. EST November 27, 2015 Honolulu — A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s order also …

Ian Bell: Let’s end the war on drugs by making them legal

IT could be a pub quiz question. What do Armenia and Argentina have in common? The Czech Republic and Chile? Paraguay and Poland? The answer isn’t football. Each has decided, in some fashion, that if you just say no to drugs, you say nothing useful at all. Depending on the definitions used, there are between …

George Soros and the Open Society Foundations’ Take on the EU’s Refugee Crisis

October 19, 2015; Open Society Foundations Billionaire George Soros was once a refugee, a Hungarian Jew who survived the Nazi occupation of his homeland It should be no surprise that the Open Society Foundations that he founded and capitalized has made the issue of refugees a central component of its programs on rights and justice, …

“Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to purposes and principles of the United Nations.” HOW THE UNITED NATIONS IS STEALING OUR “UNALIENABLE RIGHTS” TO GROW FOOD AND MEDICINE THROUGH THE U.N. CONVENTION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS AND AGENDA 21.

10/25/2015 Sheree Krider Because of the nature of the Beasts which we are dealing with in regards to the “War on Drugs” in general, but additionally because the Beasts are taking control of plants, food, medications and plant medicines worldwide at will, I feel it is imperative that we confront this issue now. WHILE READING …

Kentucky considering roadside driver drug tests

Mike Wynn, @MikeWynn_CJ 11:54 p.m. EDT September 16, 2015 Above:  Schwendau, assistant director of Highway Safety Programs. Right now, officials are only testing the kits for accuracy and reliability, administering them to volunteers after an arrest is complete. If they prove reliable, lawmakers say they will consider legislation next year to expand their use as …

2015 Federal Funding Law is a Win for Kentucky

"$175, 465 million for National Guard Counter-Drug Operations, including support for the Kentucky National Guard to eradicate marijuana from the Daniel Boone National Forest. The Kentucky State Police reported nearly a half million plants were eradicated in Kentucky last year." Press Releases 2015 Federal Funding Law is a Win for Kentucky f t # e …

drew curtis (Independent) for governor has said he would sign into law a measure allowing the use of recreational marijuana in the state of Kentucky if the legislature approved it.

By Jack Brammer jbrammer@herald-leader.comAugust 10, 2015 FRANKFORT — Digital entrepreneur Drew Curtis and his wife, Heather Curtis, paid $500 and submitted more than 9,000 signatures Monday morning to enter the race for Kentucky governor and lieutenant governor as independents. The secretary of state's office said a few hours later that the husband-and-wife team from Versailles …

Mitch McConnell’s Commitment to Civil Rights Sets Him Apart

By JENNIFER STEINHAUERJULY 10, 2015     WASHINGTON — Last spring, Marc H. Morial, the president of the National Urban League, found himself in a place he has come to know well over the years, across a desk from Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, talking about public policy. Mr. Morial’s question this time was …

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said he wants lawmakers to address the issue of the Confederate flag in a bipartisan manner. (Speaker.gov)

By Paul Kane and Abby Phillip July 9 at 8:45 PM       “The majority of people that actually died in the Civil War on the Confederate side didn’t own slaves..." Three weeks after a racially motivated massacre in a black church in Charleston, S.C., the Confederate battle flag will no longer fly on …