Richard Lee Endorses Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment

By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in Legislation, News Monday, April 16, 2012 at 8:04 am Cannabis icon Richard Lee, in one of his first statements since the raid on Oaksterdam University, has endorsed the Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment.  "Can you imagine seeing your life's work raided and seized?" Lee asked in a telephone interview. "Many patients …

Kentucky News Review: Berea College teaches students how to make small farms profitable

By Lu-Ann Farrar — Online content manager Posted: 8:57am on Apr 16, 2012; Modified: 9:09am on Apr 16, 2012 Above:  Bill Best and Berea College student Jessica Sloan worked in the greenhouse shelling some of the heirloom beans, in October 2003 in Berea. MARK CORNELISON — LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER Apr. 16, 2012 Berea College is a …

RE: Chuck Byrnes from HempRock Radio “Burnman”…

        High Everyone. We're sad to say our friend and fellow activist, Chuck 'the Burnman' Byrnes from HempRock Radio and TV, is loosing his battle with cancer! I know he'd love to hear from you all so we're asking those of you who can't visit him or reach him by phone, to …

Could marijuana politics become a ‘front burner’ issue in Campaign 2012?

Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson is seeking funds from America's 50 million admitted cannabis users to help raise his profile in the 2012 campaign.   April 12, 2012 Gary Johnson, the likely Libertarian presidential nominee who served two terms as the Republican governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, has thrown down the gauntlet …

Marijuana-Laced Wine Grows More Fashionable in California Wine Country

Apr 14, 2012 4:45 AM EDT Wines fermented with weed were a novelty in the early 1980s, but now quite a few California winemakers are producing cannabis cuvées on the sly—with cabernet the variety of choice. Last year, at a Burgundy dinner in New York, I was given a wine that smelled like no Burgundy …

The Big Fracking Bubble: The Scam Behind the Gas Boom

It’s not only toxic – it’s driven by a right-wing billionaire who profits more from flipping land than drilling for gas. By Jeff Goodell March 1, 2012 8:00 AM ET Aubrey McClendon, America's second-largest producer of natural gas, has never been afraid of a fight. He has become a billionaire by directing his company, Chesapeake …

Gov. Beshear angry over unfinished RX bill…

Kentucky governor angry he has to call lawmakers back to fund road work, pass other bill In addition to not funding the road work, the Legislature didn't finish work on a prescription bill. (Associated Press: JOHN FLAVELL By ROGER ALFORD, The Associated Press 4/13/2012 FRANKFORT, Ky. — A furious Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear sharply criticized …

Reply from Senator Rand Paul‏

April 12, 2012 Dear Ms. Krider, Thank you for contacting me regarding the legalization of marijuana. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this issue. The Ending Federal Prohibition on Marijuana Act of 2011 (H.R. 2306) would amend the Controlled Substances Act to remove marijuana from the list of substances illegal under the Act, except that …

Statement from Attorney General Jack Conway on HB 4

Office of the Attorney General Statement from Attorney General Jack Conway on HB 4 Press Release Date: Friday, April 13, 2012 Revision Date: Friday, April 13, 2012 (Revised to correct date of the special session.)  Contact Information: Shelley Catharine Johnson Deputy Communications Director 502-696-5659 (office) "It is certainly disappointing that lawmakers were unable to pass …

Hemp advocates say support is growing for crop in Kentucky

Bruce Schreiner/The Associated Press Posted:   04/11/2012 01:59:34 AM PDT LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Hemp isn't legal in Kentucky yet, but the eclectic mix of people at a recent seminar in Lexington was evidence that support for the versatile plant may be taking root. One by one, elected officials stepped forward to promote the virtues of hemp …

RE: THE PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT “CLEANUP”

  There are several issue’s pertaining to the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant and it’s cleanup.  The story immediately below appeared on April 5th.   Reporter - Jason HibbsPhotojournalist - Mason Watkins MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. — People can't see it, taste it or even smell it but they know it's underground, and it can be deadly. …

When the cops subpoena your Facebook information, here’s what Facebook sends the cops

Published Apr 06 2012, 08:30 AM by Carly Carioli This week's Boston Phoenix cover story -- Hunting the Craigslist Killer: An Untold Detective Story from the Digital Frontier -- would not have been possible without access to a huge trove of case files released by the Boston Police Department. Many of those documents have never …

Jack Conway and his view on why we shouldn’t legalize HEMP!

Uploaded by Derek5141 on Sep 6, 2010 Jack embarrasses himself July 22 at the Kentucky Farm Bureau by using the discredited "gateway" theory to justify the continued senseless prohibition on the farming of industrial hemp, which is allowed in just about every other industrialized nation in the world except the United States. If Jack truly …

War On Drugs Has Long Been Lost

By Joseph Fraser Posted: 12:00am on Mar 31, 2012 We call ourselves a free country, yet it is illegal to use marijuana on a recreational basis. Seriously? Think about this, marijuana funds 60 percent of illegal drug operations across the United States. This market dictated by violence and extortion is really an unregulated form of …